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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Montoso Gardens, Hwy Km Estimates of the number of Inga species vary from In Ecuador, Inga edulis is known as “guaba de bejuco” and, the other popular species there, Inga spectabilisas “guaba de machete”. The pulp is very sweet, somewhat fibrous, and melts in the mouth like cotton candy. Publisher Kampong Publications, California.

Drawing of the leaves, flowers and fruits Photograph by: Trees begin to flower and fruit at about years of age.

Inga ‘ s leaves are pinnateand flowers are generally white. Description Medium size tree, to about 45 feet 14 m tall, with a spreading crown.

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The pulp covering the seeds is lightly fibrous and sweet, and rich in minerals; it is edible in the raw state. The plant benefits from well drained ingw.


Inga – Wikipedia

Ice cream bean is propagated by seeds, which spwctabilis and grow quickly. Perfect flowers composed of numerous white stamens and a thin central pistil. The seeds are covered with sweet white powder.

Flowering stem Photograph by: Well 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: It is often used as lumber in construction and furniture making. It is cultivated as a curiosity throughout the tropics. Flowering branches Photograph by: CS1 Portuguese-language sources pt Use dmy dates from December Articles needing cleanup from October All pages needing cleanup Cleanup tagged articles with a reason field from October Wikipedia pages needing cleanup from October Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from November Articles with permanently dead external links.

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. Retrieved 18 September Many of the hundreds of species are used ornamentally.

Now containing plants. The specific problem is: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Trees can reach up to 15 metres and they are widely used for producing shade over coffee plants.


Edible white arils cover the shiny, dark brown, 1. This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. Retrieved 23 October If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.

The sweet pulp of the ice cream bean is eaten fresh. Close-up of the leaf Photograph by: Retrieved 23 December Archived from the original on 23 October 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.

Inga spectabilis

Propagation and Culture Ice cream bean is propagated by seeds, which germinate and grow quickly. Medium size tree, to about 45 feet 14 m tall, with onga spreading crown.

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