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    Psidium acutangulum


    A shrub or small tree from 20-40ft in height. It is less hardy than the tropical guava and prefers a tropical climate with high rainfall. (http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/para_guava.htm)
    Psidium cattleianum
    cattley guava (English), cherry guava (English), Chinese guava (English), Erdbeer-Guave (German), gargoulette (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), gouyavier (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), goyave de Chine (French), kuahpa (Pohnpei), ngguava (Fiji), purple strawberry guava (English), strawberry guava (English), tuava tinito (French Polynesia), waiawi (Hawai'i)

    Psidium cattleianum tree (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr) - Click for full size Psidium cattleianum fruits (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr) - Click for full size Psidium cattleianum flowers (Photo: Forest & Kim Starr) - Click for full size Strawberry Guava (Photo: Wendy Strahm) - Click for full size Psidium cattleianum bark (Photo: Amy Ferriter, State of Idaho, Bugwood.org) - Click for full size Psidium cattleianum fruits (Photo: Amy Ferriter, State of Idaho, Bugwood.org) - Click for full size

    P. guajava may be confused with the strawberry guava (P. cattleianum). P. littorale is a syn. of P. cattleianum.
    Psidium friedrichsthalianum


    Small tree to 30+ feet. "Cas guava" is not as hardy as the tropical guava so care must be taken to avoid frosts. (http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/para_guava.htm)
    Psidium galapageium


    This species is endemic to the Galapagos Islands where it is common in semi-arid zones and coexists with the invasive P. guajava (Porter 1969).
    Psidium guineense


    P. guineense (Brazilian guava) is reported as a noxious weed in S. Africa (Randall 2002). Small shrub or tree from 3-25ft. Its overall appearance has a resemblance to the strawberry guava tree. The brazilian guava is somewhat hardy, having survived temperatures to 28F. It will grow successfully in subtropical climates as well as arid zones as it is capable of withstanding some drought (http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/para_guava.htm)
    Psidium x durbanensis


    This is a hybrid of Psidium guajava and Psidium guineense cultivated in S. Africa where it is reported as a noxious escape (Randall 2002)

ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland