Psidium guajava L.

 
  • Family : MYRTACEAE
    (Myrtle Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : JAMUN FAMILY (जामुन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MYRTACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Psidium guajava L.
  • Common name : Guava Tree, Guava, Guajava, Common guava
  • Vernacular name : Amrud, Safed safri, Lal safri (Hindi); Seebe Gida, Perale, Chepekaayi (Kannada); Koyya, Koiya (Tamil); Jama chettu (Telugu); Pijuli (Oria); Amarutha, Perukah (Sanskrit); Adakkapazham, Koyya, Malakkapera, Pela, Pera, Perakka (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Widely cultivated.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Tropical & sub-Tropical regions of the Old World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Psidium guajava. Downloaded on 20 October 2020.

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