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.