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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Spectabiliss 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. Cultivars and Related Species There are no named cultivars of ice cream bean.

Inga ‘ s leaves are pinnateand flowers are generally white.

The pods are large, up to 24 inches 61 cm long and 3 inches 7. Publisher University of Wisconsin Year ISBN Description An amazing and comprehensive spectabiilis, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus. Trees begin to flower and fruit at about years of age.


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Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, spectabulis it does not give any details of cultivation etc. Cultivars and Speftabilis Species. Much of the research was done by Mike Hands at Cambridge University over a year period.

Ice-cream-bean Inga edulis parts drawing. Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Inga Fabaceae.

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Inga spectabilis – Wikipedia

An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. Trees can reach up spectabbilis 15 metres and they are widely used for producing shade over coffee plants. This article is about the genus of plant. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The pulp covering the seeds is lightly fibrous and sweet, and rich in minerals; it is edible in the raw state. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Perfect flowers composed of numerous white stamens and a thin central pistil. Several related plants have been placed into this genus at one time, for knga Yopo Cohoba, Mopo, Nopo or Parica — Anadenanthera peregrina — as Inga niopo.

Inga spectabilis Vahl Willd. For other uses, see Inga disambiguation. The pulp is very sweet, somewhat fibrous, and melts in the mouth like cotton candy.

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Estimates of the number of Inga species vary from The sweet pulp of the ice cream bean is eaten fresh. Fruits being sold at a roadside stall Photograph by: The trees are usually found by river and lake edges because their seeds are carried there by floods. October Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Inga fulgens Kunth Mimosa spectabilis Vahl. Compound leaves with four pairs of elliptical or obovate leaflets, inches cm long and inches cm wide. Mimosa spectabilis, Feuilleea spectabilis, Inga fulgens, Inga lucida and Inga smithii.

Edible white arils cover the shiny, dark brown, 1. Hundreds, see List of Inga species. 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. Many of the hundreds of species are used ornamentally. Close-up of the leaf Photograph by: Ice cream bean is propagated by seeds, which germinate and grow quickly.