Common name: Strawberry Guava
Psidium cattleyanum Sabine APNI*
Synonyms: Psidium cattleianum Sabine APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree to 10 m; branchlets glabrous or puberulous.
Leaves dark green, glossy; petiole 4–15 mm long; lamina broadly oblanceolate to obovate, 4–7 (-10) cm long, 2.5–4 (-4.5) cm broad, margins glabrous, or ciliolate when young, becoming glabrous, rounded and very shortly acuminate at apex, dotted with numerous glands below; lateral veins 6 or 7 on each side of midrib, raised-reticulate above and below when dried.
Distribution and occurrence: Lord Howe Island. Has weed potential in NSW.
Weedy species, readily spread by birds and animals. Native of Brazil.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *LHI
Declared Noxious Weed
Common name: Strawberry Guava.
Text by Peter Wilson
Taxon concept: P.S. Green, Fl. Australia.
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