5559.000 Psidium L. - Guavas

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves opposite, gland-dotted. Inflorescence 1-3-flowered, axillary. Calyx unlobed before anthesis, enclosing the flower bud, later splitting into 4-5 lobes. Petals 4-5. Stamens numerous, free. Ovary 4-5-locular. Fruit a berry; seeds numerous.

Derivation of name: A Greek name, formerly for the pomegranate because of the similarity of the fruits

Worldwide: 100 species in tropical America

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cattleianum SabineSDescription, Image
guajava L.N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Psidium:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Psidium
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Psidium
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Psidium
Flora of Mozambique: Psidium
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Psidium
Flora of Zambia: Psidium
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Psidium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Psidium
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Psidium

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Psidium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Psidium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Psidium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Psidium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Psidium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Psidium
JSTOR Plant Science: Psidium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Psidium
Plants of the World Online: Psidium
Tropicos: Psidium
Wikipedia: Psidium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Psidium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1011, retrieved 24 April 2024

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