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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders and for food.
Psidium guineense

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 80 - 2300 m.
Distribution
Native and cultivated in Colombia.
Conservation
Not Evaluated.
Morphology General Habit
Tree.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa y cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 80 - 2300 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Arbolito
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UNAL]
Vernacular
Balazo, Choba, Chocolate, Guayaba, Guayabillo, Guayabito agrio, Guayabo, Guayabo agrio, Guayabo chobo, Guayabo cimarrón, Guayabo de huerta

[FTEA]

Myrtaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or tree 1–7 m tall, very similar to the common guava but with leaves 3.5–14 cm long, 2.5–8 cm wide with fewer lateral nerves; fruit round or pear-shaped, 1–2.5 cm wide.

[UNAL]
Vernacular
Guayabito, Guayabo agrio

[UPB]
Use Food
Food (Romero Castañeda 1961).
Use Materials Unspecified Materials Chemicals
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016, Instituto Humboldt 2014).

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Angola, Bangladesh, Congo, Cuba, Gabon, Haiti, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Marianas, Marquesas, New Caledonia, Society Is., Zaïre

Spanish
Guayabo, guayabo cimarrón, guayabo del brasil.

Psidium guineense Sw. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 24, 2014 Pennington, T.D. [17904 (4712)], Peru K000752684
Sep 21, 2009 Zappi, D.C. [1779], Brazil K000566157
Jun 1, 2009 Hartweg [980], Colombia K000565585 isotype
Mar 1, 2009 Schomburgk [836], Guyana K000170097 isosyntype
Mar 1, 2009 Schomburgk [836], Guyana K000170098 isosyntype
Jan 1, 2009 Riedel [2563], Brazil K000565300 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 2009 Sellow [1670], Brazil K000565299 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 2007 Coneiçao [353], Bahia K000277042
Jan 1, 2007 Stapf [351], Bahia K000277043
Feb 16, 2006 Pedralli, G. et al. [3358], Brazil K000275693
Feb 16, 2006 Wood [10792], Bolivia K000275697
Jan 1, 2005 Jansen-Jacobs, M.J. et al. [3674], Guyana K000566594
Jan 1, 2003 Hassler, E. [1723], Paraguay K000170078 isoparatype
Jan 1, 2002 Schipp, W.A. [595], Honduras K000565291 isotype
Jul 1, 2001 Riedel [1375], Brazil K000565320 isotype
Jan 1, 1998 Guedes, M.L. [PCD2135], Bahia K000001485
Jan 1, 1998 Stannard, B. [PCD2609], Bahia K000001486
Jan 1, 1998 Ganev, W. [2381], Bahia K000001565
Jan 1, 1997 Salzmann [0A], Bahia K000018462
Jan 1, 1997 Guedes, M.L. [PCD2707], Bahia K000001487
Jan 1, 1990 Hassler, E. [3641], Paraguay K000565296 isotype
Jan 1, 1990 Sellow [893], Brazil K000170093 isotype
Jan 1, 1990 Sellow [s.n.], Rio Grande do Sul K000170092 isotype
Jan 1, 1990 Hassler, E. [3393], Paraguay K000565295 isotype
Jan 1, 1981 Mori, S.A. [11425], Bahia K000018460
Oct 1, 1979 Santos, T.S.dos [3227], Bahia K000018455
Jan 1, 1977 Salzmann [0], Bahia K000018461
Gardner [1021A], Pernambuco K000018457
Gardner [1021], Pernambuco K000018456
Furlan, A. [CFCR2036], Bahia K000013424
Lehmann, F.C. [5820], Colombia K000170070 isotype
Schipp, W.A. [596], Honduras K000565316 isotype
s.coll. [900], Colombia K000565586 Unknown type material
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3656] K001110737
Gardner [1609A], Brazil Psidium polycarpon K000018459
Gardner [1609], Brazil Psidium polycarpon K000018458

First published in Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ.: 77 (1788)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Berendsohn, W.G., Gruber, A.K. & Monterrosa Salomón, J. (2012). Nova Silva Cusatlantica. Árboles natinos e introducidos de El Salvador. Parte 2: Angiospermae - Familias M a P y Pteridophyta Englera 29-2: 1-300.
  • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (2009). Flora Mesoamericana 4(1): 1-855. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R., Sobral, N., Ashton, P., Barrie, F., Holst, B.K., Landrum, L.L., Matsumoto, K., Fernanda Mazine, F., Nic Lughadha, E., Proença, C. & al. (2008). World Checklist of Myrtaceae: 1-455. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
  • Kawasaki, M.L. (2004). Flora de Grão-Mogol, Minas Gerais: Myrtaceae Boletim de Botânica da Universidade de São Paulo 22: 323-337.
  • Landrum, L.R. (2017). The genus Psidium (Myrtaceae) in the state of Bahia, Brazil Cantonia 13: 1-101.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Linares, J.L. (2003 publ. 2005). Lista comentado de los árboles nativos y cultivados en la República de El Salvador Ceiba; a Scientific and Technical Journal Published by Zamorano 44: 105-268.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Oliveira-Filho, A.T. (2006). Catálogo das Árvores nativas de Minas Gerais: 1-423. Editora UFLA, Lavas, Brasil.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Welsh, S.L. (1998). Flora Societensis: 1-420. E.P.S. Inc. Utah.
  • Williams, R.O. (1934). Myrtaceae (pars.) Flora of Trinidad and Tobago 1(6): 333-410. Government Printing Office, Port-of-Spain.
  • Zappi, D.C. & al. (2003). Lista das plantas vasculares de Catoles Boletim de Botânica da Universidade de São Paulo 21(2): 345-398.
  • de Lima Lourenço, A.R. & de Vasconcellos Barbosa, M.R. (2012). Myrtaceae em restingas no limite norte de distribuição da Mata Atlântica, Brasil Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 63: 373-393.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

  • Kew’s Economic Botany collection in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org/2016/
  • Romero Castañeda, R. (1961). Plantas útiles de Colombia. Volumen I. San Juan Eudes, Bogotá.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Lorence, D.H. & Wagnwe, W.L. (2020). Flora of the Marquesas Islands 2: 413-1135. National Tropical Botanic Garden, Smithsonian, DRPF.
  • MacKee, H.S. (1994). Catalogue des plantes introduites et cultivées en Nouvelle-Calédonie, ed. 2: 1-164. Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Welsh, S.L. (1998). Flora Societensis: 1-420. E.P.S. Inc. Utah.

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt. (2014). Plantas alimenticias y medicinales nativas de Colombia. 2567 registros, aportados por: Castellanos, C. (Contacto del recurso), Valderrama, N. (Creador del recurso, Autor), Bernal, Y. (Autor), García, N. (Autor). http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=ls_colombia_magnoliophyta_2014

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Science Photographs
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Neotropikey
Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
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Universidad Nacional de Colombia
ColPlantA database
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Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
ColPlantA database
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