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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Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Uses The sweet pulp of the ice cream bean is eaten fresh. Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: For other uses, see Inga disambiguation.

An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. Medium size tree, to about 45 feet 14 m tall, with a spreading crown. Readable yet also very detailed. The flowers are white with some green and the tree can produce fruits almost all year long.

Inga spectabilis

Various Inga species have medicinal, food and other uses: Mimosa spectabilis, Feuilleea spectabilis, Inga fulgens, Inga lucida and Inga smithii. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Inga common name shimbillo is a genus of small tropical, tough-leaved, nitrogen-fixing trees [3] and shrubs, subfamily Mimosoideae. Archived from the original on 23 October 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: Publisher University of Wisconsin Year ISBN Description An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide iga the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.

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The sweet pulp of the ice cream bean is eaten fresh. 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.

Description Medium size tree, to about 45 feet 14 m tall, with a spreading crown. Compound leaves with four dpectabilis of elliptical or obovate leaflets, inches cm long and inches cm wide.

Inga spectabilis Vahl Willd.

Inga spectabilis – Wikispecies

The seeds are covered with sweet white powder. This article is about the genus of plant. Retrieved 18 September Trees begin to flower and fruit at about years of age. Alley cropping techniques using species of Inga have been developed to restore soil fertilityand thereby stem the tide of continual slashing and burning of the rainforest.

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Fruits in Puerto Rico from July through December. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Ing Plants Database, Ken Fern.

The plant benefits from well drained soil. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, vol. The pulp covering the seeds is lightly fibrous and sweet, and rich in minerals; it is edible in the raw state. Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent jnga to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.

Inga spectabilis

Within the Inga genus there are around species, most of them native and growing in the Amazon forest region although some species are sppectabilis found in Mexico, Greater and Lesser Antilles and other countries in South America, being an exclusively neotropical genus. The pods are large, up to 24 inches 61 cm long and 3 inches 7.

The specific problem is: Nutritional composition per g ice cream bean pulp values are for Inga edulis. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.