Psidium cattleianum Afzel. ex Sabine
Synonym : Guajava cattleiana (Afzel. ex Sabine) Kuntze
Family : Myrtaceae
Local Names : Cattley guava, Strawberry guava, Cherry guava
Flowering and fruiting period: December – May
Distribution: Native of South America, widely introduced elsewhere
IUCN status: Data Deficient
Uses: Fruits edible jam preparation. Fruit is diuretic.
Key Characters: Shrubs or trees, to 7 m tall; bark grayish brown, smooth; branchlets terete. Leaves opposite, elliptic to obovate, thickly leathery, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins obscure, base cuneate, apex acute. Flowers axillary, solitary. Hypanthium obconiform. Calyx lobes 4 or 5, long ovate. Petals white, obovate. Stamens shorter than petals. Ovary adnate to hypanthium, 4-loculed. Style slender; stigma peltate. Berry violet when mature, pyriform to globose; flesh white, yellow, or reddish.