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Andira inermis

harino, quira, almendro de río, cabbagebark tree

Family

Fabaceae

Native to

native to Panamá

Type

tree

Height

tall (20 m/65 ft or more)

Height (m)

10 - 25

Speed of Growth

slow

Deciduous/Evergreen

semi-deciduous

Flower Color

purple

Flowering Time

February, March, April, May

Fruiting Time

April, May, June

Difficult Conditions Tolerated

Degraded Soil

Sun/Shade Required To Establish

shade

Edible / Medicinal

Medicinal

Other Uses

firewood, fodder, ornamental, shade, timber

Wildlife Attracted

bats, bees, birds, butterflies

Reforestation Type

riparian restoration

Successional Type

early successional

Ecosystem Services

nitrogen fixation, pioneer species

Best Method of Propagation

seed

Tips for Cultivation

The sapling requires about 3 months in the nursery to reach a size suitable to be transplanted onto the field.