This article needs additional citations for verification. (October 2015)
Acca sellowiana (O.Berg) Burret
Feijoa sellowiana is a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. It is native to the highlands of southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, Uruguay, northern Argentina, and Colombia. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental tree and for its fruit. Common names include feijoa (//, /-/, or //), pineapple guava and guavasteen, although it is not a true guava. It is an evergreen shrub or small tree, 1–7 metres (3.3–23.0 ft) in height.
From the New Latin former genus name Feijoa, which was named after Portuguese botanist João da Silva Feijó by the German botanist Otto Karl Berg.
- IPA(key): /feɪˈʒoʊ.ə/, /feɪˈdʒoʊ.ə/, /feɪˈhoʊ.ə/
feijoa (plural feijoas)
- A South American evergreen shrub, Acca sellowiana (syn. Feijoa sellowiana).
- The green, ellipsoid fruit of this shrub, having a tart and sweet taste.
- pineapple guava