Psidium cattleianum Sabine

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Psidium cattleianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Psidium cattleianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Psidium cattleianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Psidium cattleianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalet 2, Chirinda Forest

Psidium cattleianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalet 2, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Psidium littorale Raddi var. longipes (O. Berg) Fosb.
Common names: Cherry guava (English) Strawberry guava (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Introduced
Description:
Slender evergreen tree, native in Brazil. It is grown for its edible fruits or as a garden ornamental.
Notes: The seeds are spread by birds and it is known as an occasional escape along forest margins in the Eastern Highlands. It is not a problem invader but may become so in the future, if not controlled.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On forest margins
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to South America (Brazil) and naturalised elsewhere
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 19 August 2006
Literature:

White, F. (1978). Myrtaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 186.


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JSTOR Plant Science: Psidium cattleianum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Psidium cattleianum
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West African Plants database: Psidium cattleianum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Psidium cattleianum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142260, retrieved 25 August 2016

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