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Hundreds, see List of Inga species. Inga common name shimbillo is a genus of small tropical, tough-leaved, nitrogen-fixing trees [2] and shrubs, subfamily Mimosoideae. Inga ' s leaves are pinnate , and flowers are generally white. Many of the hundreds of species are used ornamentally. 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.

The seeds are covered with sweet white powder. The pulp covering the seeds is lightly fibrous and sweet, and rich in minerals; it is edible in the raw state. 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.

The trees are usually found by river and lake edges because their seeds are carried there by floods. Trees can reach up to 15 metres and they are widely used for producing shade over coffee plants. The plant benefits from well drained soil. The flowers are white with some green and the tree can produce fruits almost all year long.

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. The name derives from the fact that those of I. In Ecuador, Inga edulis is known as "guaba de bejuco" and, the other popular species there, Inga spectabilis , as "guaba de machete". Alley cropping techniques using species of Inga have been developed to restore soil fertility , and thereby stem the tide of continual slashing and burning of the rainforest.

Much of the research was done by Mike Hands at Cambridge University over a year period. It is often used as lumber in construction and furniture making. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the genus of plant.

For other uses, see Inga disambiguation. This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. The specific problem is: move some of this to the Inga edulis page Please help improve this article if you can. October Learn how and when to remove this template message. Main article: Inga alley cropping. Archived from the original on 23 October Retrieved 23 October Archived from the original on 14 October Retrieved 18 September Rainforest Saver.

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Hundreds, see List of Inga species. Inga common name shimbillo is a genus of small tropical, tough-leaved, nitrogen-fixing trees [2] and shrubs, subfamily Mimosoideae. Inga ' s leaves are pinnate , and flowers are generally white. Many of the hundreds of species are used ornamentally. 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. The seeds are covered with sweet white powder. The pulp covering the seeds is lightly fibrous and sweet, and rich in minerals; it is edible in the raw state.

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