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Taxon: Psidium guajava L.

Genus: Psidium
Family: Myrtaceae subfamily: Myrtoideae tribe: Myrteae.
Nomen number: 30205
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:470. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 23-Mar-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 17-Oct-1995
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Hilo (HILO). Alternate site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Mayaguez (MAY).
Accessions: 53 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • common guava   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • guava   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • lemon guava   (Source: Cornucopia ) – English
  • yellow guava   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • koejawel   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 ) – Afrikaans
  • goyavier   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Guave   (Source: S. Reichel, p.c.) – German
  • Guavenbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Guayave   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German
  • amrood   (Source: Flow India ) – India (Hindi)
  • banjirō   (Source: Pl Names ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • goiaba   (Source: F SCatarin ) – Portuguese
  • goiabeiro   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • araçá-goiaba   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • araçá-guaçú   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • guaiaba   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • guaiava   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • guayaba   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • guayabo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • guava   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil [s.e.]
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina [n.]; Paraguay

      Naturalized:
  • widely naturalized

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated

      Other:
  • exact native range obscure

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. et al. 1996. Flora of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 78:1-581.
  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Bernardi, L. 1985. Contribución a la dendrología paraguaya. II. Boissiera 37:146.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas. Pp. 255–267 in: Luken, J. O. & J. W. Thieret, eds., Assessment and management of plant invasions.
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage.
  • Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Girija, T. & Tabish. Flowers of India (on-line resource).
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hackett, C. & J. Carolane. 1982. Edible Horticultural Crops.
  • Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Killeen, T. J. et al. 1993. Guia de arboles de Bolivia.
  • Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976).
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946–1962. Flora de Cuba.; suppl. 1969
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Liogier, H. A. 1984–. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936–1971. Flora of Peru.; new ser. 1980-
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Reichel, S. 1998. pers. comm. [re. German common names].
  • Reitz, R., ed. 1965–. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 2:266.
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
  • Yaacob, O. & S. Subhadrabandhu. 1995. The production of economic fruits in South-East Asia.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Psidium guajava L.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • GRIN Images of germplasm accessions.
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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