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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 not been cultivated.

Peanut butter fruit
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B. argentea in Venezuela
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Malpighiaceae
Genus: Bunchosia
Species: B. argentea
Binomial name
Bunchosia argentea
(Jacq.) DC..[1]


  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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