PATERNA, GUAMA, GUABA. Inga spp.
Many species of legumes of the Inga genus are widely distributed in Guatemala, they are considered native plants since they can be found wild in forests.
The Inga plants are widely used as shade for growing coffee, so it can be considered that they are plants that are frequently cultivated. However, even though the pulp of fruits such as “cushin” and “paterna” are consumed for their pleasant flavor, they are not species that are commonly consumed.
Sergio D’Angelo Jerez