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Inga.

Inga buorgoni DC. Leguminosae.

Tropical America. The pulp of this-legume is edible.

Inga fagifolia Willd.

Tropical America. The seeds are covered with a fleshy, edible pulp.

Inga feuillei DC.

Peru. This plant is a native of Peru and is cultivated there in gardens, where it is called pacay. The white pulp of its long pods is eaten.

Inga insignis Kunth.

Ecuador. The pulp of the legume is edible.

Inga marginata Willd.

Tropical America. The legume contains a sweet and sapid edible pulp.

Inga spectabilis Willd.

Tropical America. This plant bears a pod with black seeds in sweet, juicy cotton. It was called guavas by Cieza de Leon in his travels, 1532-50. It is the guavo real of Panama and is commonly cultivated for the white pulp about the seeds.

Inga vera Willd. Linn.

Tropical America. The pulp about the seeds is sweet and is eaten by negroes.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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