5559.000 Psidium L. - Guavas

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves opposite, gland-dotted. Inflorescence 1-3-flowered, axillary. Calyx unlobed before anthesis, enclosing the flower bud, later splitting into 4-5 lobes. Petals 4-5. Stamens numerous, free. Ovary 4-5-locular. Fruit a berry; seeds numerous.

Derivation of name: A Greek name, formerly for the pomegranate because of the similarity of the fruits

Worldwide: 100 species in tropical America

Zambia: 2 cultivated taxa.

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Other sources of information about Psidium:

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Flora of Caprivi: Psidium
Flora of Malawi: Psidium
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Psidium
Flora of Mozambique: Psidium
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Psidium
Flora of Zambia: Psidium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Psidium
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Psidium

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Psidium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Psidium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Psidium
Wikipedia: Psidium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Psidium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Psidium

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Psidium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1011, retrieved 26 March 2023

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