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Inga laurina
(Sw.) Willd., Fabaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  Evaluate, score: 6 (Go to the risk assessment).

Other Latin names:  Inga fagifolia (L.) Willd. ex Benth.; Mimosa fagifolia L.; Mimosa laurina Sw.

Common name(s): [more details]

English: sacky sac bean, Spanish oak

French: arbre a miel, pois doux blanc

Spanish: cujincuil, palal, paternillo

Habit:  tree

Description:  "A small tree, commonly 8-9 meters high, with a broad crown, glabrous throughout or nearly so; leaf rachis naked, with small cupular glands between each pair of leaflets, slender; leaflets 1-3 pairs, subcoriaceous, obliquely ovate or obovate, sometimes elliptic, 4-14 cm. long, 1.5-4.5 cm. wide, acute or obtuse, usually with an obtuse tip, cuneately narrowed at the base; flowers spicate, the spikes axillary or terminal, solitary or geminate, 4-15 cm. long, lax and rather remotely flowered; flowers sessile or subsessile, white, fragrant; calyx tubular, glabrous or nearly so, 4-5 mm. long; corolla tubular-campanulate, 4-5 mm. long, the stamen tube long-exserted; legume flat and strongly compressed, glabrous or almost so, 7-15 cm. long, 2-3.5 cm. wide, sessile, broadly rounded at the apex, the margins strongly thickened"  (Standley & Steyermark, 1946; (5):38).

Habitat/ecology:  In Guatemala (native), "dry rocky thickets or thin forest, 700 meters or less"  (Standley & Steyermark, 1946; (5):38).  In New Caledonia, "moins commun dans les jardins que le précédent, mais parfois spontané"  (MacKee, 1994; p. 78).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Mexico; Central and South America (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Hawai‘i (Big) Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1927) (voucher ID: BISH 55558)
Taxon name on voucher: Inga fagifolia (L.) Willd. ex Benth.
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1933) (voucher ID: BISH 55559)
Taxon name on voucher: Inga fagifolia (L.) Willd. ex Benth.
New Caledonia
New Caledonia Archipelago
Île Grande Terre introduced
invasive
cultivated
MacKee, H. S. (1994) (p. 78)
Vouchers cited: Robert in MacKee 21513, MacKee 21876, MacKee 22586, Suprin in MacKee 45982
spontané
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Colombia
Colombia
Colombia (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Costa Rica (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Ecuador (Mainland)
Ecuador
Ecuador (Republic of) (continental) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
El Salvador
El Salvador
El Salvador (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Guatemala
Guatemala
Guatemala (Republic of) native
Standley, Paul C./Steyermark, Julian A. (1946) (p. 38)
Honduras
Honduras
Honduras (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia (Republic of) introduced
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico (United Mexican States) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
Nicaragua (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Panama
Panama
Panama (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Perú
Perú
Perú (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Indian Ocean
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
La Réunion (France)
La Réunion Island
La Réunion Island introduced
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Mauritius
Mautitius Islands (Mauritius and Rodrigues)
Mauritius Island introduced
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)


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