Psidium L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 470 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Mexico to Tropical America.


Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Galápagos, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Angola, Ascension, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Burkina, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Chagos Archipelago, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., Easter Is., Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, Gabon, Gambia, Gilbert Is., Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Hawaii, India, Ivory Coast, Juan Fernández Is., Kazan-retto, Kenya, Kermadec Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Line Is., Louisiana, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Malaya, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand North, Nicobar Is., Niue, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Ogasawara-shoto, Pitcairn Is., Samoa, Senegal, Society Is., South China Sea, Southwest Caribbean, St.Helena, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Wallis-Futuna Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • 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.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 211 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 470 (1753)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 211 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 470 (1753)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2014 Clase [4431], Dominican Republic K000812418 No
Jul 1, 2013 Morawetz, W. [152978], Bahia K000332020 Yes
Mar 1, 2007 Maceda [1014], Peru K000276222 No
Feb 23, 2006 Wood [17551], Bolivia K000275723 No
Feb 16, 2006 Krapovickas, A. et al. [45779], Paraguay K000275694 No
Jan 1, 1981 Mori, S.A. [10049], Bahia K000018477 isotype Yes
Mori, S.A. [11212], Bahia K000018474 Yes
Coradin, L. [6138], Bahia K000018476 Yes
Mori, S.A. [10038], Bahia K000018478 Yes
Coradin, L. [5893], Brazil K000018475 Yes
Ganev, W. [2970], Bahia K000001439 Yes
Jan 1, 1894 Smith, H.H. [1751] Mitranthes K000331502 No
Ferreira, A.R. [178], Brazil Mitranthes K000331532 Yes
Claussen, P. [s.n.], Minas Gerais Mitranthes K000331531 Yes


  • Flora Zambesiaca

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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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