Inga feuillei. a.k.a. Ice Cream Bean. Similar to the ice cream bean, and sometimes confused with it, the pacay is a large, podded fruit with edible white pulp. Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Inga+feuilleei&redir=Inga+feuillei>. : 30 – 36″ Inga Feuillei FL Ice Cream Bean Tropical Fruit Tree Plant Pacay: Garden & Outdoor.

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Publisher University of Wisconsin Year ISBN Description An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.

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This article is about Inga feuilleei. Cassia fistula Golden Shower Tree. Inga species, most notably Inga edulis commonly known as “ice-cream-bean” or, in Spanish”guama”, “guaba”, reuillei de bejuco” or “paterna” depending on the country or region often have edible pulp. Flowering branch Photograph by: A family can produce food without occupying the farmland used for food crops, because they can grow on sites neglected by agriculture.

The trees are usually found by river and lake edges because their seeds are carried there by floods. Retrieved from ” https: Seed Availability Seeds are not available for feuilllei Pacay. The National Academies Press. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Senna surattensis Singapore Shower. Bauhinia variegata Orchid Tree.


The specific problem is: A Working list of All Plant Species”. Inga Edible legumes Trees ceuillei Peru. Acacia verticillata Prickly Moses. Please visit our seed store to view current selections.

These trees are easy to establish, spread their shade quickly, and provide fruit for years. Bauhinia forficata Brazilian Orchid Tree.

Inga feuilleei – Useful Tropical Plants

Much of the research was done by Mike Hands at Cambridge University over a year period. Seeds should not be allowed to dry before planting and generally begin germination while still in the fruits. Caesalpinia gilliesii Desert Bird of Paradise. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Ice-cream-bean Inga edulis parts drawing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The fruits of the trees are quite edible and are often consumed by people of regions where this fruit grows. In Mexico, the seeds are roasted and sold outside theaters to moviegoers. Inga feuillei [2] DC. Inga common name shimbillo is a genus of small tropical, tough-leaved, nitrogen-fixing trees [3] and shrubs, subfamily Mimosoideae. They also have outstanding prospects as urban trees for much of the tropics.

At low temperatures, these trees are often damaged. The name derives from the fact that those of I.

Inocarpus fagifer Polynesian Chestnut. Trees can reach up to 15 metres and they are widely used for producing shade over coffee plants.

These trees generally occur near river banks, so it has year round irrigation. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards.


Hyacinth Bean Lablab purpurea.

Cassia grandis Coral Shower Tree. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Inga Fabaceae. Uses Generally eaten fresh.

Forest and Kim Starr. Inga vulpina Pink Flowered Inga. Seeds are not available for the Pacay. The plant benefits from well drained soil. Erythrina crista-galli Cockspur Coral Tree. Mimosa pudica Sensitive Plant. Ripening seedpods Photograph by: Inga sessilis Monkey Inga.

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In English they have been called “ice-cream beans” due to the sweet flavor and smooth texture of the pulp. Hundreds, see List of Inga species. They are multipurpose trees and are potentially valuable additions to gardens, orchards, fields, hedgerows, feuille wayside feillei throughout most warm parts of the world. By using this site, feukllei agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.