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Identification and Taxonomic Resources for the Genus Inga

In the literature you can find the most complete and extensive up-to-date taxonomic revision made for the genus Inga by Dr. Terence D. Pennington from Kew Gardens, plus other complementary works from the same author including taxonomic treatments for the Ingas from Ecuador and Peru and a compilation of articles dealing with the different uses given to species of Inga:

Pennington, T. D. 1997. The Genus Inga. Botany. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Pennington, T.D., and E. C. M. Fernandes. (eds.). 1998. The genus Inga. Utilization. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Revelo, N., and T. D. Pennington. 1997. El genero Inga en el Ecuador- Morfologia, Distribucion y Usos. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Reynel, C. and T. D. Pennington. 1997. El genero Inga en el Peru - Morfologia, Distribucion y Usos. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Web resources for taxomy, botanical nomenclature, distribution, and literature (including some images) for the species of the genus Inga, can be found in the following web sites:

http://www.ildis.org/cgi-bin/Araneus.pl (The world database of Legumes).

http://dps.plants.ox.ac.uk/bol/BRAHMS/Sample/Inga (a very complete database for the genus Inga based on the monographic work of Dr. T. D. Pennington)

http://www.tropicos.org/ (the database of the Missouri Botanical Garden, includes distribution maps and images)

http://sciweb.nybg.org/science2/vii2.asp (database of the New York Botanical Garden, with distribution information, literature and type images).

http://www.ipni.org/ (nomenclature database with literature)

http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/ICN/ (database of the Colombian National Herbarium, with links to high quality images of mostly all specimens in the herbarium, distribution data, uses, common names)


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