Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Inga Mill.

Inga vera Willd.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Venezuela and Bolivia, Caribbean. It is used as a medicine, has environmental uses and for fuel and food.

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 10 - 2300 m.
Distribution
Native and cultivated in Colombia.
Morphology General Habit
Tree.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa y cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 10 - 2300 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Guayana y Serranía de La Macarena, Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia, Pacífico, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Árbol
Conservation
Preocupación Menor

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Amazonia, Andean, Guiana Shield, Caribbean, Orinoquia, Pacific. Elevation range: 10–2300 m a.s.l. Cultivated in Colombia. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Amazonas, Antioquia, Arauca, Atlántico, Bolívar, Boyacá, Caldas, Caquetá, Casanare, Cauca, Chocó, Córdoba, Cundinamarca, Guainía, Guaviare, Huila, La Guajira, Magdalena, Meta, Nariño, Norte de Santander, Risaralda, Santander, Sucre, Tolima, Valle del Cauca, Vaupés, Vichada.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): LC. National Red List of Colombia (2021): Potential LC.
Habit
Tree.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, native grassland, wetlands (inland), artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Churimo

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
guabo, guamito, guamo, guamo racero, guamo santafereño, pepa de sierra

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
Vernacular
Cuajiniquil

[UPB]
Use Food
Infructescences eaten as a snack (Romero Castañeda 1961).
Use Materials
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Materials Unspecified Materials Chemicals
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).

[UPFC]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Fuel
Used for fuels.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

Native to:

Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Jawa

Spanish
Churimo, guamo arroyero, guamo churimo, guamo macho.

Inga vera Willd. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 30, 2012 Cruz Espinosa, C.A. [2191], Mexico K000845068 No
Aug 30, 2012 Cruz Espinosa, C.A. [2196], Mexico K000845070 No
Jan 1, 2009 Sasaki, D. [2442], Mato Grosso K000579817 Yes
Jan 1, 2009 Sasaki, D. [2522], Mato Grosso K000579826 Yes
Jan 1, 2007 Manríquez, G.I. [5283], Mexico K000654878 No
May 17, 2006 Delgado Salinas, A. [ADS2504], Mexico K000563995 No
Mar 30, 2006 Cervantes Peredo, L. [LCP62], Mexico K000563996 No
Jan 1, 2006 Meléndez López, E. [EML2309], Mexico K000563994 No
Jan 1, 2005 Delgado Salinas, A. [ADS2406], Mexico K000563993 No
Jan 1, 2005 Delgado Salinas, A. [ADS2406], Mexico K000563992 No
May 13, 2004 González, L. [2963], Costa Rica K000654632 No
Jan 1, 1998 Pérez-Garcia, E.A. [1011], Mexico K000564308 No
Jan 1, 1998 Pérez-Garcia, E.A. [1015], Mexico K000564309 No
Jan 1, 1996 Zamora, N. [2370], Costa Rica K000654631 No
Jan 1, 1992 Martínez S., E. [25141], Mexico K000564306 No
Jan 1, 1985 Matuda, E. [17640], Mexico K000563990 No
Jan 1, 1980 Romero [45], Mexico K000563991 No
Pennington, T.D. [13468], Bolivia 57323.000 No
Pennington, T.D. [13385], Costa Rica 57485.000 No
Pennington, T.D. [13412], Honduras 57493.000 No
Pennington, T.D. [13465], Bolivia 57553.000 No
Pennington, T.D. [13460], Bolivia 57555.000 No
Pennington, T.D. [13508], Bolivia 57557.000 No
Pennington, T.D. [13511], Bolivia 57566.000 No
Pennington, T.D. [13621], Costa Rica 58687.000 No
Pennington, T.D. [13557], Costa Rica 58700.000 No
Pennington, T.D. [13465], Bolivia 58746.000 No
Lawrence, A. [257], Honduras 59160.000 No
Pennington, T.D. [13468], Bolivia 62796.000 No
Projeto Flora Cristalino [123], Mato Grosso K000579402 No
Ramos, J.E. [2006], Colombia K001343135 Yes
Costa, L.V. [s.n.], Minas Gerais K000877082 Yes
Riba E., R. [217], Mexico K000563989 No

First published in Sp. Pl., ed. 4, 4: 1010 (1806)

Accepted by

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