Wild Peanut Cariety Arachis ipaensis (image) University of Georgia Share Print E-Mail Caption Arachis ipaensis, one of the wild peanut varieties that helped to create the modern peanut, was found in the foothills of the Andes in Bolivia and Argentina in the 1970s. Credit Merritt Melancon/University of Georgia Usage Restrictions The image may only be used with appropriate credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.