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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The seeds are covered with sweet white powder. 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.

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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. Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: Inga species, most notably Inga edulis commonly known as “ice-cream-bean” or, in Spanish”guama”, “guaba”, “guaba de bejuco” or spectabills depending spevtabilis the country or region often have edible pulp.

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It is cultivated as a curiosity throughout the tropics. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Medium size tree, to about 45 feet 14 m tall, with a spreading crown. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Many of the hundreds of species are used ornamentally.


Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 23 October Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, vol. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Nutritional composition per g ice cream bean pulp values are for Inga edulis.

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. Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Now containing plants.

Inga spectabilis – Useful Tropical Plants

Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Much of the research was done by Spctabilis Hands at Cambridge University over a year period.

Fruits being sold at a roadside stall Photograph by: 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. Ice cream bean niga propagated by seeds, which germinate and grow quickly. The flowers are white with some green and the tree can produce fruits almost all year long.

This nitrogen fixing legume tree is used to provide shade in coffee and cocoa plantations, and can also spectabiis used as a support to grow crops such as vanilla, black pepper and pitahaya. Retrieved 23 December If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.

Inga spectabilis – Wikipedia

Trees begin to flower and fruit at about years of age. The plant benefits from well drained soil. The trees are usually found by river and lake edges because their seeds are carried there by floods. Montoso Gardens, Hwy Km It is often used as lumber in construction and furniture making.

Flowering stem Photograph by: Description Medium size tree, to about 45 feet 14 m tall, with a spreading crown. Inga fulgens Kunth Mimosa spectabilis Vahl. This article is about the genus of plant. Fruits in Puerto Rico from July through December.


The name derives from the fact that those of I. Propagation and Culture Ice cream bean is propagated by seeds, which germinate and grow quickly. Drawing of the leaves, flowers and fruits Photograph by: Uses The sweet pulp of the ice cream bean is eaten fresh. Retrieved s;ectabilis ” https: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

Flowers and leaves Photograph by: Estimates of the number of Inga species vary from 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.

Hundreds, see List of Inga species. CS1 Portuguese-language sources pt Use dmy dates from December Articles needing cleanup from October All pages needing cleanup Cleanup tagged articles with a reason field from October Wikipedia pages needing spectabiilis from October Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from November Articles with permanently dead external links.

Edible white arils cover the shiny, dark brown, 1. Flowering branches Photograph by: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Inga Fabaceae.

For other uses, see Inga disambiguation. Trees can reach up to 15 metres and they are widely used for producing shade over coffee plants.