Plant ID forum: Pineapple Guava (Acca sellowiana) ; possible cause of asthma attack

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Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Apr 30, 2015 6:01 PM CST
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I'm posting this for a friend. All info I have that it's approx a 5 ft bush. Don't know location. Parent trying to rule it out as possible trigger for asthma attacks in her children.

Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Apr 30, 2015 6:14 PM CST

Pineapple Guava (Acca sellowiana) ?
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Apr 30, 2015 9:38 PM CST
Looks like Pineapple Guava to me too. I did some looking around, and it seems if the children are allergic to pollen, then possibly so, otherwise they would probably have to ingest the fruit and have an allergy to guava.

http://www.onlineplantguide.com/Plant-Details/25/

Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: Alabama Plant and/or Seed Trader Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
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Kabby
May 1, 2015 10:53 AM CST
Thanks Jay and Jean, I forwarded the info to the mother. It looks like a dead on look alike to me.

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