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Taxon: Inga edulis Mart.

 
Genus: Inga
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Ingeae
Nomen number: 20082
Place of publication: Flora 20(2, Beibl.):113. 1837
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 22-Oct-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 4 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: shade/shelter
  • Human food: fruit

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia (e.), Ecuador, Peru (e.)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere in neotropics)

References:

  1. Burkart, A. E. 1952. Las leguminosas Argentinas - silvestres y cultivadas, ed. 2.
  2. Croat, T. B. 1978. Flora of Barro Colorado Island. Note: = Inga minutula (Schery) Elias
  3. Duke, J. A. 1981. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance
  4. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage
  5. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Inga+edulis&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  7. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  8. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  9. León, J. 1966. Central American and West Indian species of Inga (Leguminosae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 53:333.
  10. Lewis, G. P. 1987. Legumes of Bahia
  11. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936-. Flora of Peru Note: 1936-1971; new ser. 1980-
  12. Pennington, T. D. 1997. The genus Inga, botany 742.
  13. Pittier, H. F. et al. 1945-1947. Catálogo de la flora venezolana.
  14. Poncy, O. 1985. Le genre Inga (Légumineuses, Mimosoideae) en Guyane française. Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., B, Bot. 31:64.
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  16. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  17. Reitz, R., ed. 1965-. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  18. Secretaria Pro-Tempore. 1993-. Tratado de Cooperacion Amazonica.
  19. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  20. Steyermark, J. A. & O. Huber. 1978. Flora del Avila.
  21. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.

Check other web resources for Inga edulis Mart. :

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=20082. Accessed 23 July 2019.