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Inga paterno HarmsAuthor(s): Nadia Navarrete-Tindall; Hugo Aragon
Source: In: Vozzo, J. A., ed. Tropical Tree Seed Manual: Part II, Species Descriptions. Agric. Handb. 712. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 523-525
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionInga paterno is native to southern Mexico and Central America (Zarucchi 1986). Inga paterno is a fast-growing tree, reaching 10 m to 20 m in height and 44 cm d.b.h. Inga paterno has pinnately compound leaves with four to five elongated and entire leaflets (Guzmin 1980). Leaves are copper-red and soft when young, and dark green and rigid when mature. In El Salvador it grows from sea level to 2000 m in moist and welldrained soils. It is found along streams and in riparian zones.
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CitationNavarrete-Tindall, Nadia; Aragon, Hugo. 2002. Inga paterno Harms. In: Vozzo, J. A., ed. Tropical Tree Seed Manual: Part II, Species Descriptions. Agric. Handb. 712. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 523-525
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