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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
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 23-Mar-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 184 (56 active, 53 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: beverage base; fruit
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant

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, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: 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


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd.)

    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

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  2. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  3. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  4. Bernardi, L. 1985. Contribución a la dendrología paraguaya. II. Boissiera 37:146.
  5. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  6. Carneiro, R. M. D. G. et al. 2012. Major guava nematodes and control prospects using resistance on Psidium spp. and non-host crops. Acta Hort. 959:41-49.
  7. Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas. Assessment and management of plant invasions. 255-267.
  8. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  9. Costa, I. R. & E. R. Forni-Martins. 2006. Chromosome studies in Brazilian species of Campomanesia Ruiz & Pávon and Psidium L. (Myrtaceae Juss.). Caryologia 59:7-13. Note: 2n=22
  10. Costa, I. R. et al. 2008. Nuclear genome size variation in fleshy-fruited Neotropical Myrtaceae. Pl. Syst. Evol. 276:209-217.
  11. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  12. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage
  13. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  14. 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+guajava&quantity=1 target='_blank'
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  17. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
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  39. Reitz, R., ed. 1965-. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
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  42. Tuler, A. C. et al. 2015. SSR markers: a tool for species identification in Psidium (Myrtaceae). Molec. Biol. Rep. 42:1501-1513.
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  46. Yaacob, O. & S. Subhadrabandhu. 1995. The production of economic fruits in South-East Asia

Check other web resources for Psidium guajava L. :

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=30205. Accessed 24 August 2019.