Inga spectabilis – Machete Ice Cream Bean. Price: $ Image 1. Larger / More Photos. Sorry but this item is currently unavailable. Please check back at a later. Inga spectabilis. (Vahl) Willd., Sp. Pl. Bribri, Guavo, Monkey tambrin , Guava de castilla, Guava real. Tree, to 22 m tall and 34 cm dbh; outer bark. Species:Inga spectabilis. Common Name:Monkey tambrin / Bribri, Bribri guaba, Bui, Guaba de castilla, Guaba real, Guabo, Machete, Tama-tama, Guaba Ma.

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Flowering branches Photograph by: Flowers innga leaves Photograph by: The flowers are white with some green and the tree can produce fruits almost all year long. The pulp covering the seeds is lightly fibrous and sweet, and rich in minerals; it is edible in the raw state. Compound leaves with four pairs of elliptical or obovate leaflets, inches cm long and inches cm wide. Retrieved 18 September Within the Inga genus there are around species, most of them native and growing in the Amazon forest region although some species are also found spectavilis Mexico, Greater and Lesser Antilles and other countries in South America, being an exclusively neotropical genus.

Well adapted to the wet tropics, and growing well on different soils, the ice cream bean can be found from sea level to 3, feet 1, m elevation. It is cultivated as a curiosity throughout the tropics. Montoso Gardens, Hwy Km Close-up of the leaf Photograph by: The trees are usually found by river and lake edges because their seeds are carried there by floods.


This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet.

The sweet pulp of the ice cream bean is eaten fresh. Now containing plants. Nutritional composition per g ice cream bean pulp values are for Inga edulis. Other important species are Inga edulis ice cream bean, guaba, guamo bejuco, rabo de micoInga cinnamomea shimbillo pairajo, vaca paletaInga capitata ingape, guamo negroInga fagifolia inga de macacoI nga macrophylla pacae, inga pebaSpectabillis punctata shimbillo quebradero spectanilis Inga pilosula shimbillo enano.

The pulp is very sweet, somewhat fibrous, and melts in the mouth like cotton candy. Ice-cream-bean Inga edulis parts drawing. The pods are large, up to 24 inches 61 cm long and 3 inches slectabilis. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Inga Fabaceae. Mimosa spectabilis, Feuilleea spectabilis, Inga fulgens, Inga lucida and Inga smithii. This article is about the genus of plant. Publisher Kampong Publications, California.

Inga spectabilis – Wikispecies

This nitrogen fixing legume tree is used to provide shade in coffee and cocoa plantations, and can also be used as a support to grow crops such as vanilla, black pepper and pitahaya. Inga ‘ s leaves are pinnateand flowers are generally white. Medium size tree, to about 45 feet 14 m tall, with a spreading crown. Perfect flowers composed of numerous white stamens and a thin central pistil. Inga common name shimbillo is a genus of small tropical, tough-leaved, nitrogen-fixing trees [3] and spectabilus, subfamily Mimosoideae.

Hundreds, see List of Inga species. The name derives from the fact that sprctabilis of I.


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Inga fulgens Kunth Mimosa spectabilis Vahl. Ice cream bean is propagated by seeds, which germinate and grow quickly. Flowering stem Photograph by: Estimates of the number of Inga species vary from Readable yet also very detailed. Much of the research was done by Mike Hands at Cambridge University over a year period. Inga spectabilis Vahl Willd. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.

Various Inga species have medicinal, food and other uses: Uses The sweet pulp of the ice cream bean is eaten fresh.

Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Retrieved 23 December Several related plants have been placed into this genus at one time, for example Yopo Cohoba, Mopo, Nopo or Parica — Anadenanthera peregrina — as Inga niopo. Retrieved from ” https: Edible white arils cover the shiny, dark brown, 1. October Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Alley cropping techniques using species of Inga have been developed to spectabilix soil fertilityand thereby stem the tide of continual slashing and burning of the rainforest.

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