Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The apple guava or common guava (Psidium guajava)

Apple Guava
Apple Guava (Psidium guajava) fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Myrteae
Genus: Psidium
Species: P. guajava

Binomial name
Psidium guajava L.

The apple guava or common guava (Psidium guajava; known as Goiabeira or Goiaba in Brazil) 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

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