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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 Shenzhen ICN Art. 60.8, 60.9 and Ex. 31
  • • for dating of this reference see J Arn Arb 27:314. 1946
Name Verified on: 07-Nov-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit
  • Materials:
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil (e.)
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Uruguay (n.e.)

    Cultivated (also cult.)


    • MACARONESIA: Portugal [Azores]
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles

    • AUSTRALIA: Australia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Northern America
    • United States (s.e.)

    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia


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  2. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute. African flowering plants database (on-line resource).
  3. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage Note: lists as "cattleyanum"
  4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Psidium+cattleianum&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  5. Fosberg, F. R. 1962. Miscellaneous notes on Hawaiian plants-3. Occas. Pap. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Mus. 23:37.
  6. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  7. 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
  8. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  9. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: = Psidium littorale var. littorale
  10. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  11. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  12. Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976)
  13. Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption
  14. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: = Psidium littorale var. longipes (O. Berg) Fosb.
  15. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  16. McVaugh, R. 1969. Myrtaceae. In "The botany of the Guayana Highland - Part VIII" by B. Maguire and collaborators. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18(2):251.
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  18. Mitra, S. K. 2010. Important Myrtaceae fruit crops. Acta Hort. 849:33-38.
  19. Pommer, C. V. & K. R. N. Murakami. 2009. Chapter 3. Breeding guava (Psidium guajava L.). Breeding plantation tree crops: tropical species 83-120.
  20. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  21. Reitz, R., ed. 1965-. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
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  23. Schroeder, C. A. 1946. Priority of the species Psidium cattleianum Sabine. J. Arnold Arbor. 27:314.
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  25. St. John, H. 1973. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands
  26. Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2.
  27. Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds
  28. Wilson, P. G. 2011. Review of Myrtaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm. Note: lists as "cattleyanum"
  29. Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist.

Check other web resources for Psidium cattleyanum Sabine :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=30200. Accessed 24 May 2020.