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.


  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

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