Species

Psidium cattleianum

Common Name(s)

purple guava

Family

Myrtaceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Exotic

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs

Habitat

Terrestrial.

Features

Large shrub or tree to 6 m high. Trunk smooth, pale brown. Leaves smooth, oval to 4-5 cm long. Round fruit to 2 cm diameter becoming dark purple or sometimes yellow. edible.

Similar Taxa

P. cattleianum can be distinguished from P. guajava by its glabrous leaves and the absence of prominent veins on either leaf surface.

Flowering

January, February, March

Flower Colours

White

Fruiting

June-August

Year Naturalised

1977

Origin

S Brazil

Reason For Introduction
Agricultural

Life Cycle Comments
Perennial.

Reproduction
seed

Dispersal
Pig/bird dispersed (Cronk and Fuller).

Tolerances
Shade tolerant (Cronk and Fuller).

This page last updated on 18 Jan 2010