Family:
Myrtaceae Juss.
Genus:
Feijoa O.Berg

Feijoa sellowiana (O.Berg) O.Berg

This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (S. Minas Gerais) to Argentina (Misiones). It is used as a medicine, has environmental uses and for food.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 1500–2900 m a.s.l. Cultivated in Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Caldas, Cundinamarca.
Habit
Shrub.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, shrubland, artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Feijoa

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
feijoa, fraijoa, freijoa, guayaba feijoa

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree 0.9–7 m tall with pale grey bark.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, elliptic, or oblong-elliptic, 2.8–7 cm long, 1.5–4 cm wide, obtuse at the apex, smooth and glossy olive-green above, densely white-tomentose beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in 1–3-flowered axillary or terminal cymes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube and outside of lobes white-tomentose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white or pink outside, crimson-purple or lilac-pink inside, up to 2 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 1.5–2.5 cm long, with crimson or purple filaments and yellow anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit dull green or yellow-green, often with dull red or orange blush, oblong or ellipsoid-ovoid, 2.5–8 cm long, 2.8–5 cm wide.
Figures
Fig. 4/4–5, p. 14.

[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
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 1500 - 2900 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Arbusto

[UPFC]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Uruguay

Introduced into:

Costa Rica, Juan Fernández Is., Kenya, New Zealand South, Tanzania, Uganda

English
Pineapple Guava

Feijoa sellowiana (O.Berg) O.Berg appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
14462.000 No
Jan 1, 1983 Sellow [s.n.], Brazil Acca sellowiana K000565017 isotype Yes
Jan 1, 1983 Sellow [4013], Uruguay Acca sellowiana K000565018 Yes
Acca sellowiana 53865.000 No
Andrews, S. [s.n.] Acca sellowiana 54549.000 No

First published in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 14(1): 615 (1859)

Accepted by

  • (2019). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364419X15620113920608 epublication.

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Acca sellowiana.]
  • 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. [Cited as Acca sellowiana.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Danton, P. & Perrier, C. (2004). Liste de la Flore vasculaire de l'île Robinson Crusoe archipel Juan Fernández, Chili Journal de Botanique Société de Botanique de France 24: 67-78.
  • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (2009). Flora Mesoamericana 4(1): 1-855. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • Keller, H.A. & Tressens, S.G. (2007). Presencia en Argentina de dos especies de uso múltiple: Acca sellowiana (Myrtaceae) y Casearia lasiophylla (Flacourtiaceae) Darwiniana 45: 204-212.
  • Oliveira-Filho, A.T. (2006). Catálogo das Árvores nativas de Minas Gerais: 1-423. Editora UFLA, Lavas, Brasil.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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