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This species is accepted, and its native range is Jamaica.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree 9–15(–30) m tall with elliptic, oblong-elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate leaves, 3–9.5 cm long, 1–3.5(–4) cm wide, obtuse to acuminate at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base; flowers solitary but can appear to be in false racemes due to falling or non-development of leaves, smelling of bitter almonds; fruits green, subglobose, ± 2 cm in diameter, very fragrant.

Native to:

Jamaica

Psidium montanum Sw. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1894 Harris, W. [5026], Jamaica K000565286 Unknown type material
Harris, W. [5122], Jamaica K000565287 Unknown type material

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.
  • 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 of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0