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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

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Inga alba

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Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Inga alba aff.

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Inga alba

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

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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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