Scientific name examples for guava include Psidium guajava for the apple guava, Psidium guineese for the Brazilian guava, Psidium dumetorum for the Jamaican guava and Psidium cattleianum for the strawberry guava. Guavas are comprised of about 100 species that belong to the Myrtaceae family.
Guavas are evergreen plants that reach 33 feet tall. The evolution of guava species varies, with the strawberry guava becoming an invasive species in Florida and Hawaii, while the Jamaican guava has become extinct. The guava fruit has many human health benefits including preventing type-2 diabetes, weight loss, preventing eyesight degradation, preventing and slowing down certain types of cancer, stimulating the brain, skin care and enhancing a wound's healing process by applying guava juice externally. Pakistan appointed guava as the national winter fruit.Learn More
Brassera oleracea is the taxonomical name for head cabbage, and it is further classified as the cultivar group Capitata. Cabbage is a dense, leafy vegetable that grows biennially in cool climates.Full Answer >
Modern bananas come from two different species with the scientific names Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. The name "banana" comes from an Arabic word meaning "finger."Full Answer >
Apples and apple trees have several commonly used names, such as Malus pumila and Malus domestica. The apple is not a native fruit to the United States, except for the crabapple. Apples originated in Asia and were brought over by European settlers.Full Answer >
Strawberries are also known as the genus Fragaria, a group of flowering plants that includes both domesticated strawberries and many wild types. Under the binomial (two-name) scientific naming scheme, "Fragaria" is the first part of the name of all species of strawberry.Full Answer >