Psidium guajava

Psidium guajava, Ormideia, Cyprus, Photo:  Augusta Stylianou Artist

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Myrtales
Familia: Myrtaceae
Ordo: Myrtales
Familia: Myrtaceae
Subfamilia: Myrtoideae
Tribus: Myrteae
Species: Psidium guajava

Name

Psidium guajava

Vernacular names
Internationalization
Dansk: Guava
Deutsch: Echte Guave
English: Guava
Français: Goyavier
Bahasa Indonesia: Jambu batu
Italiano: Guava, Guayaba
Bahasa Melayu: Jambu Batu
Nederlands: Guave
‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Guava
Polski: Guawa
Português: Goiabeira

Psidium guajava, Ormideia, Cyprus, Photo:  Augusta Stylianou Artist

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The apple guava or common guava (Psidium guajava; known as Goiaba in Brazil and Guayava in parts of The Americas) is an evergreen shrub or small tree native to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.[1] It is easily pollinated by insects; in culture, mainly by the common honey bee, Apis mellifera.

This species has become invasive in central and southern Florida and should not be planted or sold there. [2]

The plant is used in many different shampoo products for its scent.

References

1. ^ "Psidium guajava". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1995-10-17. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?30205. Retrieved 2009-02-06.
2. ^ "Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council’s 2009 List of Invasive Plant Species". http://www.fleppc.org/list/List-WW-F09-final.pdf.

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