Rainforest Biodiversity Guide

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Shimbillo Tree
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Scientific Name: Inga spp.

Category: Plant

Primary Layer: Canopy

Fun Facts:

  • This important timber tree is heavily logged in many parts of the Amazon.
  • The wood is used for building, and the fruits are edible.
  • Over 350 species of the genus Inga exist.
  • Inga trees can be identified because their branches have tiny cups between the opposite leaflets, resembling pixie drinking cups.