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Psidium Guajava

Botanical Name:

Psidium guajava

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Characteristics

Plant Type

Small tree to 12 m tall; bark pale brown or copper-coloured, thin, smooth, flaking off to reveal greenish layer beneath.

Flower

Flowers axillary, solitary or in small clusters; calyx completely enclosing the young bud; lobes 9 mm long, 5 mm wide, reflexed in open flower, whitish tomentellous inside.

Fruit

Fruit light yellow with a pink or crimson blush, globose, ovoid or pyriform, 5–10 cm long with granular flesh, juicy central white or red pulp and numerous very hard seeds 3 mm long.

Taxonomy

Order

Myrtales

Family

Myrtaceae

Genus

Psidium

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