Flower Database

Amesia

Basic information
Flower Name
Amesia
Formal Name
Bunchosia armeniaca
Alias
Ameisia, Peanut butter fruit, Monk's plum
Habitat
South America including Chile in the Andes mountain range
Morph
Non-cold-resistant Evergreen shrub
Comment
Amesia or commonly called as Monk's plum (Scientific name: Bunchosia armeniaca) is native to the Andes Mountains and is a non-cold-resistant evergreen shrub of the Malpighiaceae family. Place of origin is Chile of Andes, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil. It grows the racemic inflorescence from the axilla and makes 8 to 12 yellow flowers bloom. The fruit after the flower is initially light green, and it becomes orange when ripened. At the origin, people cultivates fresh meat for raw eating or scenting. From a sense of taste and texture, also known as Peanut butter fruit. There is Acerola in the same family.
Common name: Amesia or commonly called as Monk's plum, Scientific name: Bunchosia, America , aks: Peanut butter fruit, Caferana or Bunkosia, origin: Andean Mountains (Chile, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia and Brazil), environment: mountains hillside, tree height: 2-5 m, 10 m (native place), leaf shape: oblong( long elliptical shape) with a pointed tip ,leaf length: 10 - 17 cm, flower color: yellow, flower diameter: 3 to 4 cm, corolla: 5 regent flower, fruit season: July to September , Real color: light green → orange, fruit shape: elliptical shape, fruit diameter: 3 to 4 cm, pulp color: light yellow, pulp flavor: sweet acidity.
Detailed information
Order
Malpighiales
Family
Malpighiaceae
Genus
Bunchosia
Species
B. armeniaca
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Oblong
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Orchard
Color
Yellow
Season
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Height
200  ~ 1000  [cm]
Diameter
3  ~ 4