Pachira glabra Pasq.
- Common Name: Guinea Peanut
- Family: Malvaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: Brazil
- Uses: The seeds are delicious raw, boiled, fried or roasted. The flavor is similar to peanut. Roasted seeds can also be ground to make a hot drink similar to hot chocolate. Young leaves and flowers are also edible. The seeds contain 16% protein and 40-50% fat.
The attractive trees are easily grown in pots, and are cultured in bonsai form as “lucky trees” or “money trees”.
The bark is used to treat stomach problems and headaches, and is taken to “fortify the blood”. 1
- Accession # 201200023
- Source: Kartuz Greenhouses
- Accession Date: 03-29-2012
- Bench: 1312 - NEOA: Ground Bed 2 NE
- Currently: active - healthy
- Qty: 1 confirmed on 02-17-2023
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: eurosid II
- Order: Malvales
- Family: Malvaceae
- SubFamily: Bombacoideae
- Tribe: Adansonieae
- Pachira glabra at Montoso Gardens. Last accessed on Monday, March 19, 2018.
- The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Last accessed on Monday, March 19, 2018.
- Pachira glabra at ARS-GRIN. Last accessed on Monday, March 19, 2018.
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