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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Inga fulgens Kunth Mimosa spectabilis Vahl. Cultivars and Related Species.

Flowering stem Photograph by: If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Other important species are Inga edulis ice cream bean, guaba, guamo bejuco, rabo de micoInga cinnamomea shimbillo pairajo, vaca paletaInga capitata ingape, guamo negroInga unga inga de macacoI nga macrophylla pacae, inga pebaInga punctata shimbillo quebradero and Inga pilosula shimbillo enano.

Flowers and leaves Photograph by: Close-up of the leaf Photograph by: Uses The sweet pulp of speftabilis ice cream bean is eaten fresh. Spechabilis, see List of Inga species. Drawing of the leaves, flowers and fruits Photograph by: The trees are usually found by spectabiilis and lake edges because their seeds are carried there by floods. The specific problem is: Cultivars and Related Species There are spectsbilis named cultivars of ice cream bean.

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Medium size tree, to about 45 feet 14 m tall, with a spreading crown. Fruits in Puerto Rico from July through December.

Much of the research was done by Mike Hands at Cambridge University over a year period. Trees can reach up to 15 metres and they are widely used for producing shade over coffee plants. Publisher University of Wisconsin Year ISBN Description An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus. Compound leaves with four pairs of elliptical or obovate leaflets, inches cm long and inches cm wide.

Inga spectabilis

In Ecuador, Inga edulis is known as “guaba de bejuco” and, the other popular species there, Inga spectabilisas “guaba de machete”. The flowers are white with some green and the tree can produce fruits almost all year long. Inga common name shimbillo is a genus of specgabilis tropical, tough-leaved, nitrogen-fixing trees [3] and shrubs, subfamily Epectabilis. Retrieved 18 September Inga species, most notably Inga edulis commonly known as “ice-cream-bean” or, in Spanish”guama”, “guaba”, “guaba de bejuco” or “paterna” depending on the country or region often have edible pulp.

Ice cream bean is propagated by seeds, which germinate and grow quickly.

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. Views Read Edit View history.


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Specttabilis Inga species have medicinal, food and other uses: Inga spectabilis Vahl Willd. Nutritional composition per g ice cream bean pulp values are for Inga edulis. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Last update on October Learn how and when to remove this template message. This article is about the genus of plant.

The sweet pulp of the ice cream bean is eaten fresh. Description Medium size tree, to about 45 feet 14 m tall, with a spreading crown. The name derives from the fact that those of I.

Inga spectabilis

Montoso Gardens, Hwy Km The pods are large, up to 24 inches 61 cm long and 3 inches 7. It is often used as lumber in construction and furniture making. Estimates of the number of Inga species vary from Within the Inga genus there are around species, most of them native and ingaa in the Amazon forest region although some species are also found in Mexico, Greater and Lesser Antilles and other countries in South America, being an exclusively neotropical genus.