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White Inga

Inga laurina

a.k.a. Inga fagifolia, Inga-Branco, Inga-de-praia

A lesser known ice cream bean bearing yellow-white fruits up to 3-5". Fruits tend to be wider and smoother than some of the more common ice cream bean species. Fruits pulp is said to be edible, with a mildly sweet flavor.

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Description

A medium sized tree growing to 25-50 feet. Has the typical compound leaves found in many ice cream bean species. Flowers are axillary, with single spikes containing numerous small flowers.

Hardiness

Unknown. Likely not too frost hardy.

Growing Environment

Unknown.

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

Fruits are said to be edible, but this species is not cultivated.

Native Range

Native to Brazil.

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