Common Guava

Psidium guajava

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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 evergreenshrub 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.


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