Bunchosia argentea

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Bunchosia argentea
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B. argentea in Venezuela
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Malpighiaceae
Genus: Bunchosia
B. argentea
Binomial name
Bunchosia argentea

Bunchosia argentea, known as silver peanut butter fruit,[2] is a species of flowering plant in the acerola family, Malpighiaceae, that is native to Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Guyana and Suriname.[1] It produces small orange-red fruits that are sericeous (finely haired) of pleasant taste similar to peanut butter. Leaves have pointed ends and are densely silvery or golden sericeous on the abaxial side. The species has been cultivated by a small, independent plant nursery[3] on the Hawai'ian island of O'ahu and is also available in the Rio Grande Valley of far southern Texas.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Bunchosia argentea". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2010-03-28.
  2. ^ Lorenzi H, Lacerda MTC & Bacher LB. (2015) Frutas No Brasil: Nativas e Exoticas (page 306). INSTITUTO PLANTARUM. ISBN 978-8586714481
  3. ^ https://www.frankies-nursery.com/, https://www.frankies-nursery.com/img/portfolio/ContainerPlants/Bunchosia.html
  4. ^ http://treesandtours.com/portfolio_page/peanut-butter-fruit-tree/ Trees and Tours Peanut Butter Fruit Tree

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