Red Malaysian Guava
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Red Malaysian Guava
ntroduced Photo: Tabish
Common name: Red Malaysian Guava • Hindi: लाल अमरूद Lal amrud • Manipuri: ꯄꯨꯡꯇꯣꯟ ꯑꯉꯥꯡꯕꯥ Pungton angangba
Botanical name: Psidium guajava    Family: Myrtaceae (Bottlebrush family)

Red Malaysian Guava is an attractive plant with dark red, almost blackish, fruit, foliage and branches. The fruit is a dark red colored guava, with pink-red flesh. This variety is unique not just for its fruit, but its for its foliage, which is tinted a deep red color. It bears attractive bright pink flowers, as opposed to the boring creamish white flowers of the usual guava. In NE India, it is cultivated mainly for ornamental purposes.

Identification credit: Thangjam Hindustani Photographed in cultivation in Imphal & Nasik.

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