Psidium guajava Linnaeus (1753: 470),

Amorim, Bruno S. & Alves, Marccus, 2012, Myrtaceae from lowland Atlantic Forest areas in the State of Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil, Phytotaxa 40, pp. 33-54: 49

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Psidium guajava Linnaeus (1753: 470)


36. Psidium guajava Linnaeus (1753: 470)  ; Legrand & Klein (1972: 712–715) [ Fig. 4TView FIGURE 4; Fig. 6PView FIGURE 6]

Widely distributed and cultivated for its edible fruits in tropical and sub-tropical America; introduced in Africa ( Govaerts et al. 2010).

Trees and shrubs 3–7 m tall. This species differs from other Psidium species  by the number of secondary veins (10–15 pairs), solitary flowers and linear bracts.

Selected specimens: BRAZIL. Pernambuco: Igarassu, Usina São José , 26.XII.2008, fr., B.S. Amorim 321 et al. (UFP); Tamandaré, Reserva Biológica de Saltinho , 25.XI.2009, B.S. Amorim 499 et al. (UFP)  .