The Genus Inga: Utilization
This book explores all aspects of cultivation, management and the economic uses of Inga, including it's role in reforestation.
Authors: T. D. Pennington, E. C. M. Fernandes. 177pp. 245 x 155mm. Paperback, ISBN 9781900347587. Kew Publishing, 1998
Grown for over 2,000 years as a food crop, Inga is now widely used commercially as a shade tree for coffee, cocoa and tea, and a fuel for cooking. But, increasingly, it is finding an importance in reforestation. This book explores all aspects of cultivation, management and economic uses, and is an essential companion volume to The Genus Inga - Botany.
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.
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