Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Psidium cattleyanum
Lorence & Wagner, 2020.
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      Psidium cattleyanum

Common name(s): guava, strawberry guava, waiawi `ula`ula
General Information
DistributionNative to the Neotropics, now widely cultivated and naturalized in tropical and subtropical areas of the world.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Ni`ihau, Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Kaho`olawe, Hawai`i.

Shrub or small tree, 2‒6 m tall; young branches terete, sparsely puberulent when young, soon glabrate.
Leaves petiolate; blade obovate to elliptic-obovate, 3.5‒13.5 cm long, (2.5‒)3‒6 cm wide, leathery, secondary veins 7‒9 on each side, scarcely raised on both surfaces, glabrous or glabrate, apex bluntly cuspidate, base attenuate to cuneate; petiole 5‒10 mm long.
Inflorescences usually solitary in the leaf axils. Flowers on pedicel 3‒8 mm long; sepals ca. 4‒5 mm long, persistent in fruit; petals white, obovate, ca. 5‒7 mm long.
Fruit red to purplish red or sometimes yellow, globose to obovoid or ellipsoid, glossy and smooth, 2‒3 cm in diameter, pulp white.
Seeds ca. 5 mm long, tan or cream colored, smooth.
2n = 88.
Nancy Khan