Peruvian guava, Cattley Guava, strawberry guava, lemon guava;
S-Brazil (Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina), Uruguay (Cerro Largo,
Rocha, Treinta y Tres), NE-Brazil (Ceara, Pernambuco, Bahia, Sergipe), SE-Brazil
(Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro), Costa Rica
(introduced), Jamaica (introduced), Haiti (introduced), Curacao (introduced),
Lesser Antilles (introduced) (Nevis (introduced), Montserrat (introduced),
Guadeloupe (introduced), Martinique (introduced)), Puerto Rico (introduced),
Colombia (introduced), Christmas Isl. (Austr. (introduced)), Bonin Isl.
(introduced) (Chichijima (introduced), Hahajima (introduced)), Volcano Isl.
(introduced) (Iwojima (introduced)), S-Cook Isl. (introduced) (Rarotonga
(introduced), Mangaia (introduced)), Society Isl. (introduced) (Tahiti
(introduced), Raiatea (introduced)), Tuamotu Arch. (introduced) (Makatea Isl.
(introduced)), Austral Isl. (introduced) (Tubuai (introduced)), Mauritius
(introduced), Réunion (introduced), Rodrigues (introduced), Madagascar
(introduced), Australia (introduced) (Queensland (introduced)), South Africa
(introduced), Taiwan (introduced), Japan (introduced), trop. Africa
(introduced), Mozambique (introduced), Zambia (introduced), Zimbabwe
(introduced), South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal (introduced), Cape Prov.
(introduced)), New Caledonia (introduced), Fiji (introduced), Lord Howe Isl.
(introduced), Norfolk Isl. (introduced), Hawaii (introduced) (Kauai
(introduced), Oahu (introduced), Molokai (introduced), Lanai (introduced), Maui
(introduced), Hawaii Isl. (introduced)), Mexico (introduced), China
(introduced), Seychelles (introduced), Norfolk Isl. (introduced), Palau Isl.
(introduced) (Koror (introduced)), Micronesia (introduced) (Pohnpei
(introduced)), Thailand (introduced), Vietnam (introduced), Sri Lanka
USA (introduced) (Florida (introduced))
as per Catalogue of Life;


Am attaching for ID. Growing in front of my house. The locals here in Coonoor (Altitude: 6000′ approx) call it the ‘chinese guava’. The fruit is 3/4″ to an inch in dia, flavour similar to guava but sweetish-sour to taste with few seeds similar to those of regular guavas. Excellent for making Jams/ Marmalades. Has a long fruiting season starting jul/aug carrying on to Dec. This year it is still fruiting and an odd flower and young fruits are still visible. Likely consequence of the climatic change!

Psidium littorale scientifically




Pictures taken on 1/4/16.

Fruits look like Guavas but leaves are different.
It was a very small tree, approx 6 feet.

Cherry Guava Psidium littorale Raddi or Psidium cattleyanum a named for horticulture guy Cattley. some var. can turn fruits red

Thanks, …, for the Id.
yes … had ided the earlier case




The fruit is very much like a guava. It is around 25 mm maximum in diameter, the pulp is very pulpy when ripe and a bit sour. Identity please.
Date & Time 29/05/2011
Location: Place, Altitude, GPS  Chethalayam, Wayanad.
Habitat: Garden, Urban, Wild Type:      Garden
Plant Habit: Tree, Shrub, Climber, Herb: Tree
Height, Length. 15’
Fruits Type, Shape, Size Seeds- Purple in colour maximum 25 mm in diameter.

Catunaregam spinosa or Canthium parviflora sps. ? Need to check the details.

This is Eugenia lucida Lam., Encycl. 3: 203 (1789) of Myrtaceae. There are only a few Eugenia s.s. in the Old World like India.

The one you have posted under the above, I can’t find the post on searching.
To me it looks close to Psidium cattleyanum, Myrtaceae that I have posted from Lalbagh, Bangalore.
Could you kindly have a look?
I am confused.

Thanks, …, for pointing out.
It is certainly Psidium cattleianum
I will make the correction shortly.

Agree with …, Psidium cattleianum it is.


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