Psidium cattleianum Afzel. ex Sabine

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Strawberry Guava
Synonym: Guajava cattleiana (Afzel.ex Sabine) Kuntze
Common Name: Cattley guava, Cherry guava
Flowering & Fruiting Period: December - May
Distribution: Native of South America, widely introduced elsewhere
Habitat: Cultivated
Uses: Fruits edible, jam preparation. Fruit is diuretic
Key Characteristics: Shrubs or trees, to 7 m tall; bark grayish brown, smooth; branchlets terete. Leaves opposite, elliptic to obovate, thickly leathery, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins obscure, base cuneate, apex acute. Flowers axillary, solitary. Hypanthium obconiform. Calyx lobes 4 or 5, long ovate. Petals white, obovate. Stamens shorter than petals. Ovary adnate to hypanthium, 4-loculed. Style slender; stigma peltate. Berry violet when mature, pyriform to globose; flesh white, yellow or reddish.