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 flowers are white with some speftabilis and the tree can produce fruits almost all year long. The trees are usually found by river and lake edges because their seeds are carried there by floods. 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.

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This article is about the genus of plant. Trees begin to flower and fruit at about years of age. 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. In Ecuador, Inga edulis is known as “guaba de bejuco” and, the other popular species there, Inga spectabilisas “guaba de machete”.

Retrieved 23 October Edible white arils cover the shiny, dark brown, 1. Estimates of the number of Inga species vary from The pulp covering the seeds is lightly fibrous and sweet, and rich in minerals; it is edible in the raw state. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.


It is cultivated as a curiosity throughout the tropics. Cultivars and Related Species There are no named cultivars of ice cream bean. Retrieved 23 December If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. For other uses, see Inga disambiguation.

Inga spectabilis – Useful Tropical Plants

It is often used as lumber in construction and furniture making. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, vol. Wikimedia Commons has media related dpectabilis Inga Fabaceae. The specific problem is: Last update on 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.

Much of the research was done inag Mike Hands at Cambridge University over a year period. Perfect flowers composed of numerous white stamens and a thin central pistil. The pulp is very sweet, somewhat fibrous, and melts in the mouth like cotton candy. Description Medium size tree, to about 45 feet 14 m tall, with a spreading crown.

Flowers and leaves Photograph by: Ice cream bean is propagated by seeds, which germinate and grow quickly. Many of the hundreds of species are used ornamentally.


Nutritional composition per g ice cream bean pulp values are for Inga edulis. Various Inga species have medicinal, food and other uses: Flowering stem Photograph by: Fruits being sold at a roadside stall Photograph by: Close-up of the leaf Photograph by: Other important species are Inga edulis ice cream bean, guaba, guamo bejuco, spectabllis 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 Inta second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc. Inga common name shimbillo is a genus of small tropical, tough-leaved, nitrogen-fixing trees [3] and shrubs, subfamily Mimosoideae.

Alley cropping techniques using species of Inga have been developed to restore soil fertility spectabipis, and thereby stem the tide of continual slashing and burning of the rainforest.

Uses The sweet pulp of the ice cream bean is eaten fresh. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Spectabilsi 18 September An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. Compound leaves with four pairs of elliptical or obovate leaflets, inches cm long and inches cm wide.

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