1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Inga Mill.
      1. Inga edulis Mart.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical America.

    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Note
    It has simply pinnate leaves with a winged rhachis, and pods with very thickened sulcate margins.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Ecology
    Africa: Cultivated
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
    Vernacular
    Barisa Pacae, Estihua Pacae, Guaba, Guaba De Bejuco, Guabilla, Guama, Guamo Liso, Guamo Rabo De Mono, Ice Cream Bean, Inga De Macaco, Inga Macarrao, Inga Vipo, Monkey Tail, Pacae Silvestre, Pacae Soga, Rujino Shimbillo, Waikey, Waupa

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Galápagos, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela

    Introduced into:

    Angola, Cook Is., Costa Rica, El Salvador, Gabon, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Honduras, Jawa, Malaya, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panamá, Puerto Rico, Tanzania, Trinidad-Tobago, Windward Is., Zaïre

    Inga edulis Mart. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2009 Parcela 1 [149], Mato Grosso K000579816
    Nov 12, 2002 Klitgaard, B.B. [47], Brazil 62590.000
    Jan 1, 1998 Belém, R.P. [1761], Bahia K000092076
    Jan 1, 1998 Belém, R.P. [1886], Bahia K000092077
    Jan 1, 1998 Belém, R.P. [1663], Bahia K000092078
    Jan 1, 1998 Belém, R.P. [3851], Bahia K000092079
    Jan 1, 1998 Belém, R.P. [1663], Bahia K000092080
    Jan 1, 1998 Belém, R.P. [2649], Bahia K000092081
    Jan 1, 1998 Belém, R.P. [1886], Bahia K000092082
    Jan 1, 1998 Belém, R.P. [1761], Bahia K000092083
    Jan 1, 1996 Matthews [1595], Peru K000328573
    Jan 1, 1996 Hage, J.L. [1372], Bahia K000092086
    Jan 1, 1996 Hage, J.L. [1316], Bahia K000092087
    Jan 1, 1996 Hage, J.L. [2171], Bahia K000092088
    Jan 1, 1996 Hage, J.L. [2260], Bahia K000092090
    Jan 1, 1996 Carvalho, A.M. [4348], Bahia K000092085
    Jan 1, 1996 Rodal, M.J.N. [396], Pernambuco K000092084
    Jan 1, 1996 Thomas, W.W. [9109], Bahia K000092091
    Jan 1, 1996 Thomas, W.W. [9109], Bahia K000092092
    Jan 1, 1996 Thomas, W.W. [9109], Bahia K000092093
    Jan 1, 1996 Santos, F.S. [824], Bahia K000092089
    Jan 1, 1996 Hostmann [858], Surinam K000328465
    Jan 1, 1996 Burchell, W.J. [9610], Para K000328466
    Jan 1, 1996 s.coll. [1434], Brazil K000877155
    Jan 1, 1996 s.coll. [s.n.], French Guiana K000877161
    Jul 1, 1980 Spruce, R. [1750], Brazil K000328468
    Jul 1, 1980 Spruce, R. [2267], Brazil K000877153
    Jul 1, 1980 Spruce, R. [s.n.], Brazil K000877160
    Jul 1, 1980 Hostmann [887], Surinam K000328462
    Jul 1, 1980 Hostmann [887], Surinam K000328463
    Jul 1, 1980 Spruce [2267], Brazil K000877152
    Jul 1, 1980 Spruce [1264], Brazil K000877154
    Jan 1, 1970 Prance, G.T. [6508], Brazil K000877145
    Jan 1, 1970 Forero, E. [6394], Brazil K000877144
    Jan 1, 1967 Prance, G.T. [4435], Brazil K000877142
    Jan 1, 1961 Reitz, R. [5863], Brazil K000877146
    Jan 1, 1960 Irwin, H.S. [48106], Brazil K000877149
    May 1, 1926 Dusén, P. [12005], Brazil K000877148
    Pennington, T.D. [12480], Peru 29047.691
    Pennington, T.D. [13348], Costa Rica 29047.726
    Pennington, T.D. [13472], Bolivia 29047.750
    Pennington, T.D. [13486], Bolivia 29047.755
    Pennington, T.D. [13812], Ecuador 29047.812
    Pennington, T.D. [12512], Peru 54671.000
    Pennington, T.D. [12537], Peru 55616.000
    Pennington, T.D. [12536], Peru 55664.000
    Pennington, T.D. [12531], Peru 55671.000
    Pennington, T.D. [12551], Peru 55673.000
    Pennington, T.D. [12471], Peru 55682.000
    Pennington, T.D. [12512], Peru 55766.000
    Pennington, T.D. [12477], Peru 55780.000
    Pennington, T.D. [12480], Peru 55786.000
    Pennington, T.D. [12477], Peru 55787.000
    Mathews [1595], Peru K000328574
    Spironelo, W.R. [A4], Brazil 59174.000
    Garcia [707], Brazil 62958.000
    Garcia [700], Brazil 62961.000
    Ribeiro, J.E.L.S. [242], Brazil K000877147
    Spruce, R. [s.n.], Brazil K000877139
    Langsdorff [s.n.], Brazil K000877157
    Hostmann [858], Surinam K000328464
    Burchell, W.J. [9610], Para K000328467 Unknown type material
    Prance, G.T. [4435], Brazil K000877143
    Traill, J.W.H. [204], Brazil K000877141
    Spruce [962], Brazil K000877150
    Spruce [962], Brazil K000877158
    s.coll. [1434], Brazil K000877156
    s.coll. [962], Brazil K000877159
    Burchell [10068], Brazil K000877151
    Glaziou [8423], Brazil K000877140

    First published in Flora 20(2 Beibl.): 113 (1837)

    Accepted by

    • Forzza, R.C., Zappi, D. & Souza, V.C. (2016-continuously updated). Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção http://reflora.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/listaBrasil/ConsultaPublicaUC/ResultadoDaConsultaNovaConsulta.do.
    • da Silva e Silva, W.L., Cajueiro Gurgel, E.S., Moreira dos Santos, J.U. & Falcão da Silva, M. (2013). Inventário e distribuição geográfica de Leguminosae no arquipélago de Marajó, PA, Brazil Hoehnea 40: 627-647.
    • Soto, J., Pacheco, D., Zambrano, O. & Ortega, J. (2012). Revisión floriística del género Inga Miller (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae) en el eastado Zulia, Venezuela Acta botanica Venezuelica 35: 27-52.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia, A Journal of Botanical Research 41: 41-82.
    • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
    • Hammel, B.E., Grayum, M.H., Herrera & C. & Zamora, N. (eds.) (2010). Manual de plantas de Costa Rica volumen V. Dicotiledóneas (Clusiaceae-Gunneraceae) Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 119: 1-970. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Stevens, W.D., Ulloa U., C., Pool, A. & Montiel, O.M. (2001). Flora de Nicaragua Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: i-xlii, 1-2666. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánes, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador: 1-1181. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Boggan, J. Funck, V. & Kelloff, C. (1997). Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, Franch Guiana) ed. 2: 1-238. University of Guyana, Georgetown.
    • Pennington, T.D. (1997). The genus Inga botany: 1-488. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Standley, P.C. & Steyermark, J.A. (1946). Flora of Guatemala Fieldiana Botany New Series 24(5): 1-502. Field Museum of Natural History.

    Not accepted by

    • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M.H. & Beck., S.G. (eds.) (2013). Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127: 1-1741. Missouri Botanical Garden. [Cited as Inga ynga.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia, A Journal of Botanical Research 41: 41-82.
    • Hammel, B.E., Grayum, M.H., Herrera & C. & Zamora, N. (eds.) (2010). Manual de plantas de Costa Rica volumen V. Dicotiledóneas (Clusiaceae-Gunneraceae) Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 119: 1-970. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Stevens, W.D., Ulloa U., C., Pool, A. & Montiel, O.M. (2001). Flora de Nicaragua Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: i-xlii, 1-2666. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánes, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador: 1-1181. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Pennington, T.D. (1997). The genus Inga botany: 1-488. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Standley, P.C. & Steyermark, J.A. (1946). Flora of Guatemala Fieldiana Botany New Series 24(5): 1-502. Field Museum of Natural History.
    • S.Calderon & P.C.Standley (1944). Lista Preliminar de las plantas de El Salvador, ed. 2: 1-450. Ediciones culturales de la universidad de El Salvador.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
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    • Nielsen, I. C. (1992). Flora Malesiana, Series I Vol II Part I Mimosaceae.
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    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0