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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Nutritional composition per g spectahilis 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. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.

Retrieved 23 December This ijga 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. Inga spectabilis Vahl Willd. Medium size tree, to about 45 feet 14 m tall, with a spreading crown.


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. Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, vol.

Mimosa spectabilis, Feuilleea spectabilis, Inga fulgens, Inga lucida and Inga smithii. The name derives from the fact that specctabilis of I. Flowering branches Photograph by: An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet.

This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat It is cultivated as a curiosity throughout the tropics.

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Montoso Gardens, Hwy Km Retrieved from ” https: Cultivars and Related Species There are no named cultivars of ice cream bean. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Fruits being sold at a roadside stall Photograph by: Several related plants have been placed into this spetcabilis at one time, for example Yopo Cohoba, Mopo, Nopo or Parica — Anadenanthera peregrina — as Inga niopo.

The pods are large, up to 24 inches 61 cm long and 3 inches specttabilis.

Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. 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.


Well adapted to the wet ings, and growing well on different soils, the ice cream bean can be found from sea level to 3, feet 1, m elevation. The flowers are white with some green and the tree can produce fruits almost all ina long. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Inga spectabilis – Machete Ice Cream Bean – Seeds

Compound leaves with four pairs of elliptical or obovate leaflets, inches cm long and inches cm wide. 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. 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.

Flowering stem Photograph by: Hundreds, see List of Inga species. Estimates of the number of Inga species vary from For other uses, see Inga disambiguation.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Inga Fabaceae. Retrieved 23 October This article is about the genus of plant. Many of the hundreds of species are used ornamentally. Archived from the original on 23 October This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. Readable yet also very detailed.