Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Psidium guajava Linn.

Family: Myrtaceae Genus: Psidium Species: Psidium guajava Linn.






Synonym Guajava pumila (Vahl) Kuntze, Psidium angustifolium Lam., Psidium vulgare Rich. Flower Color White
Common Name Amrud Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Guava Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Amrood Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Upto1500m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Tree Fruit Details The fruit, exuding a strong, sweet, musky odour when ripe, may be round, ovoid, or pear-shaped, 2 to 4 in (5-10 cm) long
Habitat Tropical America Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Tropical America and Tropics Bark Details Thin, copper-colored bark that flakes off, showing the greenish
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sector 1, Sector 20, Sector 26, Sector 27, Sector 28, Sector 32, Sector 33, Sector 43 Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Large shrub, or small evergreen tree, generally 3-10 m high. Stem smooth with pealing bark. Leaves l6-11 × 2.5-5 cm, elliptic- oblong, base rounded to obtuse -cuneate, apex acute apiculate. lateral nerves prominent. Petioles 0.6-1 cm long. cymes axillary, 1-3-flowered peduncles 0.5-1.2 cm long, calyx tube 4-9 mm long, ovoid, densely hirsute, lobes 4 petals 4, white, 1-1.5 cm long, broadly ovate, caducous. Stamens many. Ovary globose, many celled ovules numerous. Style subulate. Berry 2.5-3.5 cm diam., globose crowned by persistent calyx lobes. seeds many, embedded in fleshy pulp. Leaf Details Leaves l6-11 × 2.5-5 cm, elliptic-oblong, base rounded to obtuse-cuneate, apex acute-apiculate.lateral nerves prominent. petioles 0.6-1 cm long

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