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El genero Inga en el Peru - Morfologia, Distribucion y Usos

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This book describes the 91 known Peruvian species of Inga (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae).


Authors: C. Reynel, T. D. Pennington|244pp. 245 x 155mm. Paperback|ISBN 9781900347198|Kew Publishing, 1997

This book describes the 91 known Peruvian species of Inga (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae). Each species has a short botanical description, a superb full-page line illustration, a distribution map and information on phenology, ecology, actual and potential uses. There is an account of the ecology and vegetation of Peru and a chapter on utilization, species selection, seed collection and storage, propagation and management. Also included is a key for the identification of species, glossary of botanical terms, list of herbarium specimens studied and indexes of scientific and vernacular names. The text is in Spanish.


Terence D. Pennington is a British botanist who worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew between 1989 - 1998. The focus of his work and collecting has been the taxonomy and floristics of tropical American trees and biodiversity in the Amazonian rainforest. 

Carlos Reynel is based at the Department of Forestry Management at Universidad Nacional Argaria La Molina. He is the author of The Illustrated Guide to Trees of Peru.

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