Guava taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Guava fruit (Psidium guajava) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Guava as it is a combination of genus (Psidium) and species (Psidium guajava). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Guava is Myrtaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Guava
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Guava that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Guava Facts are:
- The black pigment in Guava leaves is used for textile applications.
- Guava leaves are used to make tea.
- Oils extracted from guava seeds are used in various cosmetics.
- Guava wood is used for decorative purposes.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Lucknow 49, Allahabad Safeda, Chittidar, Harijha, Apple guava, Hafshi, Arka Mridula and Allahabad Surkha. It is not available in seedless variety.