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Inga edulis
(ice-cream bean)

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Inga edulis (ice-cream bean)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Inga edulis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • ice-cream bean
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Boundary, barrier or support
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Revegetation

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Four year old Inga edulis tree planted to replace posts in fence. Nauta road, Iquitos, Peru.
TitleTree
CaptionFour year old Inga edulis tree planted to replace posts in fence. Nauta road, Iquitos, Peru.
CopyrightAngel A. Salazar Vega
Four year old Inga edulis tree planted to replace posts in fence. Nauta road, Iquitos, Peru.
TreeFour year old Inga edulis tree planted to replace posts in fence. Nauta road, Iquitos, Peru.Angel A. Salazar Vega
Inga edulis pod produced from an 18 month old tree, Pucallpa, Peru.
TitleYoung tree
CaptionInga edulis pod produced from an 18 month old tree, Pucallpa, Peru.
CopyrightAngel A. Salazar Vega
Inga edulis pod produced from an 18 month old tree, Pucallpa, Peru.
Young treeInga edulis pod produced from an 18 month old tree, Pucallpa, Peru.Angel A. Salazar Vega
Densley planted a short improved fallow 18 months old.
TitleYoung trees
CaptionDensley planted a short improved fallow 18 months old.
CopyrightAngel A. Salazar Vega
Densley planted a short improved fallow 18 months old.
Young treesDensley planted a short improved fallow 18 months old.Angel A. Salazar Vega
Fruits the longest one of approximatley 1.7 m long.
TitleFruits
CaptionFruits the longest one of approximatley 1.7 m long.
CopyrightAngel A. Salazar Vega
Fruits the longest one of approximatley 1.7 m long.
FruitsFruits the longest one of approximatley 1.7 m long.Angel A. Salazar Vega
Pod split open to show the viviparous seed germinating in the pod and the edible sarcotest.
TitlePod and seeds
CaptionPod split open to show the viviparous seed germinating in the pod and the edible sarcotest.
CopyrightAngel A. Salazar Vega
Pod split open to show the viviparous seed germinating in the pod and the edible sarcotest.
Pod and seedsPod split open to show the viviparous seed germinating in the pod and the edible sarcotest.Angel A. Salazar Vega
Seeds 4 to 5 cm long, showing well developed epicotyl and hipocotyl.
TitleGerminating seeds
CaptionSeeds 4 to 5 cm long, showing well developed epicotyl and hipocotyl.
CopyrightAngel A. Salazar Vega
Seeds 4 to 5 cm long, showing well developed epicotyl and hipocotyl.
Germinating seedsSeeds 4 to 5 cm long, showing well developed epicotyl and hipocotyl.Angel A. Salazar Vega
Inga edulis fruits sold by the side of the road in Iquitos city, Peru.
TitleFruits
CaptionInga edulis fruits sold by the side of the road in Iquitos city, Peru.
CopyrightAngel A. Salazar Vega
Inga edulis fruits sold by the side of the road in Iquitos city, Peru.
FruitsInga edulis fruits sold by the side of the road in Iquitos city, Peru.Angel A. Salazar Vega

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Inga edulis C. Mart.

Preferred Common Name

  • ice-cream bean

Variety

  • Inga edulis var. minutula (Schery) T. S. Elias
  • Inga edulis var. parviflora

Other Scientific Names

  • Inga benthamiana Meisn.
  • Inga conferta Benth.
  • Inga minutula Schery
  • Inga scabriuscula Benth.
  • Inga ynga (Vell.) J. W. Moore
  • Mimosa ynga Vell.

International Common Names

  • Spanish: guaba; guano

Local Common Names

  • Bolivia: inga de macao
  • Brazil: abaremotemo; abavemo; engá; inga; ingá; inga cipo; inga doce; inga macarrao; inga timbo; ingá-caixao; ingá-cipó; ingá-da-beirada; ingá-da-praia; ingá-doce; ingaí; ingá-opeapiíba; ingá-rabo-de-mico; ingá-timbó; ingá-verdadeira; rabo de mico; rabo-de-mico
  • Colombia: guama; guamo
  • Costa Rica: guaba chilillo; monkey tail
  • Ecuador: barisa pacae; estihua pacae
  • French Guiana: pois sucre
  • Guyana: waikey
  • Peru: guabilla; pacae soga; pacay; rujino shimbillo; waupa
  • Venezuela: guama; guamo; guamo liso

EPPO code

  • INGED (Inga edulis)

Trade name

  • guaba

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Fabales
  •                         Family: Fabaceae
  •                             Subfamily: Mimosoideae
  •                                 Genus: Inga
  •                                     Species: Inga edulis

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed

Environmental

  • Agroforestry
  • Boundary, barrier or support
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Revegetation
  • Shade and shelter
  • Soil improvement

Fuels

  • Charcoal
  • Fuelwood

Human food and beverage

  • Fruits

Wood Products

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Charcoal