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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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.

Trees can reach up to 15 metres and they are widely used for knga shade over coffee plants. Cultivars and Related Species. 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. Mimosa spectabilis, Feuilleea spectabilis, Inga fulgens, Inga lucida and Inga smithii.

Montoso Gardens, Hwy Km From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is cultivated as a curiosity throughout the tropics. Propagation and Culture Ice cream bean is propagated by seeds, which germinate and grow quickly. Flowering stem Photograph by: If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Uses The sweet pulp of the ice cream bean is eaten fresh.

The sweet pulp of the ice cream bean is eaten fresh. In Ecuador, Inga edulis is known as “guaba de bejuco” and, the other popular species there, Inga spectabilisas “guaba de machete”.


Inga spectabilis – Wikipedia

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

Inga ‘ s leaves are pinnateand flowers are generally white. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Ice-cream-bean Inga edulis parts drawing.

Retrieved 23 October Description Medium size tree, to about 45 feet 14 m tall, with a spreading crown. Ice cream bean is propagated by seeds, which germinate and grow quickly. This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards.

Publisher Kampong Publications, California. 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 in Mexico, Greater and Lesser Antilles and other countries in South America, being an exclusively neotropical genus.

Cultivars and Related Species There are no named cultivars of ice cream bean. Inga common name shimbillo is a genus of small tropical, tough-leaved, nitrogen-fixing trees [3] and shrubs, subfamily Mimosoideae.

The trees are usually found specttabilis river and lake edges because their seeds are carried there by floods. spevtabilis

Inga spectabilis

For other uses, see Inga disambiguation. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Inga Fabaceae. This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat 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. The pulp is very sweet, somewhat fibrous, and melts in the mouth like cotton candy. The flowers are white with some green and the tree can produce fruits almost all year long.


October Learn how and when to remove this template message. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Archived from the original on 23 October The name derives from the fact that those of I. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

Fruits being sold at a roadside stall Photograph by: Various Inga species have medicinal, food and other uses: Inga spectabilis Vahl Willd. Much of the research was done by Mike Hands at Cambridge University over a year period.

The specific problem is: Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: 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.

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 pebaInga punctata shimbillo quebradero and Inga pilosula shimbillo enano.

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. The plant benefits from well drained soil. Inga fulgens Kunth Mimosa spectabilis Vahl.

Trees begin to flower and fruit at about years of age.

Edible white arils cover the shiny, dark brown, 1. Nutritional composition per g ice cream bean pulp values are for Inga edulis.

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