Taxon: Psidium cattleyanum Sabine

Genus: Psidium
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Myrteae
Nomen number: 30200
Place of publication: Trans. Hort. Soc. London 4:317, t. 11. 1821 May-Jun "cattleianum"
Link to protologue:
  • • named for William Cattley
  • • epithet correctable to "cattleyanum" in accordance with Melbourne ICN Art. 60.7 and Ex. 17
  • • for dating of this reference see J Arn Arb 27:314. 1946
Name Verified on: 07-Nov-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Hilo (HILO)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Gene sources: potential for disease resistance in guava (fide Cienc Rural 45:1580. 2015)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of guava (based on crossability with Psidium guajava depending on ploidy level, although sterile hybrids are known, fide Breed Pl Tree Cr Tr 3:89. 2009)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as,)
  • Weed: (fide Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Southern South America: Uruguay

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal Azores
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius ; Reunion ; Seychelles
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • United States
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia

  • Cultivated


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