English common name: common guava, apple guava, yellow guava
Spanish common name: guayabo, guayaba, guayaba manzana
Local name: guayaba
Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Psidium pyriferum L.; Psidium guayava Raddi
Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.
Description: The Guava is a small tree reaching 3 to 8 m in height. The flowers are white and borne at the base of the leaves. The ripe fruit is yellow with pink flesh.
The Guava is a small tree reaching 3 to 8 m in height and beginning to bear fruit within 2 to 4 years of age. The seeds are dispersed by cattle, birds, and man. The flowers are white and borne at the base of the leaves. The ripe fruit is yellow with pink flesh.
Last updated: 16 Oct 2017
Taxon introduced for agricultural or domestic use; naturalized in the wild.
Galapagos island groups: Floreana, Isabela, San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz.
San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Isabela, Floreana, Santiago, originally from tropical America.
Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.