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Isotype for Inga carachensis Pittier
Catalog Number: US 1440149
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. Pittier
Year Collected: 1929
Locality: Between Monaicito and Cass de Zinc., Trujillo, Venezuela, South America
  • Isotype: Pittier, H. F. 1929. Arb. Arbust. Venez. 9-10: 106.
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Isotype for Inga carachensis Pittier
Catalog Number: US 1440149
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. F. Pittier
Year Collected: 1929
Locality: Between Monaicito and Cass de Zinc., Trujillo, Venezuela, South America
  • Isotype: Pittier, H. F. 1929. Arb. Arbust. Venez. 9-10: 106.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Chemistry

Bark indicates possible antimicrobial activity.

  • Fanshawe, D.B. 1954. Forest Products of British Guiana. Part I. Principal Timbers. 106 pp. Forestry Bulletin No. 1 (New Series). Forest Department, British Guiana.
  • Grenand, P., Moretti, C. and H. Jacquemin. 1987. Pharmacopées Traditionnelles en Guyane: Créoles, Palikur, Wayapi. 569 pp. Paris: Editions de l'ORSTOM.
  • Kleinhoonte, A. 1940. Mimosaceae, pp. 258-331. In: Pulle, A., ed., Flora of Suriname. Vol. 2, Part 2. Amsterdam: J.H. De Bussy.
  • Mennega, E.A., Tammens-de Rooij, W.C.M. and M.J. Jansen-Jacobs, eds. 1988. Check-list of Woody Plants of Guyana. 281 pp. Ede, The Netherlands: Tropenbos Foundation.
  • Plotkin, M.J. 1986. Ethnobotany and Conservation of the Tropical Forest with Special Reference to the Indians of Southern Suriname. 402 pp. Ph.D. Dissertation. Tufts University.
  • Verpoorte, R. and Dihal, P.P. 1987. Medicinal plants of Surinam, IV. Antimicrobial activity of some medicinal plants. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 21(3): 315-318.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Inga alba

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Inga alba aff.

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Stem: Bark is chewed or used in a decoction for an antidysenteric, and pounded and applied onto ulcers; bark grated and pressed for a remedy to soothe mouth sores of infants and to relieve pain of ant bites; bark used by the French Guiana Palikur to treat leishmaniasis; bark infusion to bathe ulcers; inner bark put on abscesses to draw out pus. Bark is used for female sterility, swelling, sores, and wounds and cuts. Leaf: Decoction employed as a wash for fever.

  • Fanshawe, D.B. 1954. Forest Products of British Guiana. Part I. Principal Timbers. 106 pp. Forestry Bulletin No. 1 (New Series). Forest Department, British Guiana.
  • Grenand, P., Moretti, C. and H. Jacquemin. 1987. Pharmacopées Traditionnelles en Guyane: Créoles, Palikur, Wayapi. 569 pp. Paris: Editions de l'ORSTOM.
  • Kleinhoonte, A. 1940. Mimosaceae, pp. 258-331. In: Pulle, A., ed., Flora of Suriname. Vol. 2, Part 2. Amsterdam: J.H. De Bussy.
  • Mennega, E.A., Tammens-de Rooij, W.C.M. and M.J. Jansen-Jacobs, eds. 1988. Check-list of Woody Plants of Guyana. 281 pp. Ede, The Netherlands: Tropenbos Foundation.
  • Plotkin, M.J. 1986. Ethnobotany and Conservation of the Tropical Forest with Special Reference to the Indians of Southern Suriname. 402 pp. Ph.D. Dissertation. Tufts University.
  • Verpoorte, R. and Dihal, P.P. 1987. Medicinal plants of Surinam, IV. Antimicrobial activity of some medicinal plants. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 21(3): 315-318.

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Wikipedia

Inga alba

Inga alba is a species of tree from the Fabaceae family, native to Central and South America.

Description[edit]

Inga alba can grow up to 40 m in height. It has red bark and 4 to 5 leaf pairs (occasionally 3 or 6 pairs), with the distal pair 6.1–10 cm long and 2.5—7.7 cm wide. The rachis is 5—13.5 cm long and wingless. The glands are cone-shaped, the stipules obsolete. The inflorescences are short, the shaft is 4–20 mm long and the rachis 5–8 mm long. The flowers are pale green and the stamen are white. The fruits are flat up to 14 cm long and 2 cm wide.[2] It flowers between August and November and bares fruit between January and March.[3]

Distribution[edit]

Inga alba's distribution ranges from Mexico in Central America down to Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in South America.[4]

Classification[edit]

The species was in originally discovered in 1788 by Olof Swartz who described it as Mimosa alba. It was placed in the Inga genus in 1806 by Carl Ludwig von Willdenow.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". 
  2. ^ Baumgartner, Thomas (2001). An Introductory Field Guide To The Flowering Plants Of The Golfo Dulce Rainforests of Costa Rica, Volume 78. Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum. p. 278. ISBN 9783854740728. 
  3. ^ Lobo, Jorge, et al. (2008). "Phenology of tree species of the Osa Peninsula and Golfo Dulce region, Costa Rica". Stapfia 88 , zugleich Kataloge der oberösterreichischen Landesmuseen Neue Serie 80: 547–555. 
  4. ^ "Localities documented in Tropicos sources". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2013-06-28. 

"Inga alba". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) online database. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 

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Common Names

FG Boni: lebiweco. FG Creole: bougouni. FG Galibi: waiki. FG Wayapi: ingasisi, sisi. Guyana Akawaio: kurang, kwari. Guyana and Surinam Arawak: maporoko, maporokon. Guyana Macushi: kwariye. Guyana Wapishana: yokar. Surinam Carib: apoeroekonie. Surinam Saramaccan: abookinie, wakie. Surinam Sranan: rode prokoni, prokini, prokonie, wane prokonie. Surinam Tirio: shang-ah-rah-pu-e-muh.

  • Fanshawe, D.B. 1954. Forest Products of British Guiana. Part I. Principal Timbers. 106 pp. Forestry Bulletin No. 1 (New Series). Forest Department, British Guiana.
  • Grenand, P., Moretti, C. and H. Jacquemin. 1987. Pharmacopées Traditionnelles en Guyane: Créoles, Palikur, Wayapi. 569 pp. Paris: Editions de l'ORSTOM.
  • Kleinhoonte, A. 1940. Mimosaceae, pp. 258-331. In: Pulle, A., ed., Flora of Suriname. Vol. 2, Part 2. Amsterdam: J.H. De Bussy.
  • Mennega, E.A., Tammens-de Rooij, W.C.M. and M.J. Jansen-Jacobs, eds. 1988. Check-list of Woody Plants of Guyana. 281 pp. Ede, The Netherlands: Tropenbos Foundation.
  • Plotkin, M.J. 1986. Ethnobotany and Conservation of the Tropical Forest with Special Reference to the Indians of Southern Suriname. 402 pp. Ph.D. Dissertation. Tufts University.
  • Verpoorte, R. and Dihal, P.P. 1987. Medicinal plants of Surinam, IV. Antimicrobial activity of some medicinal plants. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 21(3): 315-318.

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