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 pods are large, up to 24 inches 61 cm long and 3 inches 7. Inga fulgens Kunth Mimosa spectabilis Vahl.

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Montoso Gardens, Hwy Km For other uses, see Inga disambiguation.

Cultivars and Related Species There are no named cultivars of ice cream bean. Trees spectabiois to flower and fruit at about years of age.

Well adapted to the wet tropics, and growing well on different soils, the ice cream bean can be found from sea level spectabilid 3, feet 1, m elevation. Other important species are Inga edulis ice cream bean, guaba, guamo bejuco, rabo de micoInga cinnamomea shimbillo pairajo, vaca paletaInga capitata ingape, speftabilis negroInga fagifolia inga de macacoI nga macrophylla pacae, inga pebaInga punctata shimbillo quebradero and Inga pilosula shimbillo enano.

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Flowers and leaves Photograph by: 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. 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.


Views Read Edit View history. An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. Retrieved 18 September Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: Ice-cream-bean Inga edulis parts drawing. Inga common name shimbillo is a genus of small tropical, tough-leaved, nitrogen-fixing trees [3] and shrubs, subfamily Mimosoideae. The pulp covering the seeds is lightly fibrous and sweet, and rich in minerals; it is edible in the raw state.

Various Inga species have medicinal, food and other uses: The trees are usually found by river and lake edges because their seeds are carried there by floods. Propagation and Culture Ice cream bean is propagated by seeds, which germinate and grow quickly. This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. Retrieved 23 December 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.

Uses The sweet pulp of the ice cream bean is eaten fresh. Trees can reach up to 15 metres and they are widely used for producing shade over coffee plants.

Fruits being sold at a roadside stall Photograph by: Nutritional composition per g ice cream bean pulp values are for Inga edulis. This article is about the genus of plant. Flowering branches Photograph by: Estimates of the number of Inga species vary from Now containing plants. The pulp is very sweet, somewhat fibrous, and melts in the mouth like cotton candy. The plant benefits from well drained soil. Last update on Flowering stem Photograph by: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Inga spectabilis Vahl Willd.


Inga spectabilis

Compound leaves with four pairs of elliptical or obovate leaflets, spcetabilis cm long and inches cm wide. It is often used as lumber in construction and furniture making. Medium size tree, to about 45 feet 14 m tall, with a spreading crown.

The sweet pulp of the ice cream bean is eaten fresh. Perfect flowers composed of numerous white stamens and a thin central pistil. In Ecuador, Inga edulis is known as “guaba de bejuco” and, the other popular species there, Inga spectabilisas “guaba de machete”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Inga spectabilis – Wikispecies

Close-up of the leaf Photograph by: Cultivars and Related Species. The seeds are covered with sweet white powder. It is cultivated as a curiosity throughout the tropics. Archived from the original on 23 October Edible white arils cover the shiny, dark brown, 1.