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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Psidium guajava L. 

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






Synonym Guajava pumila (Vahl) Kuntze, Guajava pyrifera (L.) Kuntze Flower Color White
Common Name Guava, Yellow guava, Lemon guava and Amrud Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Guava Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Pungdol Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1500 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Tree Fruit Details The fruit, exuding a strong, sweet, musky odor when ripe, may be round, ovoid or pear-shaped, 2 to 4 In (5-10 cm) long
Habitat Cultivated 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 manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Large dicotyledonous shrub, or small evergreen tree, generally 3-10 m high, many branches; stems crooked, bark light to reddish brown, thin, smooth, continuously flaking Leaf Details Leaves 6-11 X 2.5-5 cm base rounded to hirsute on both sides when young, glabrous on ageing except the nerves, thin-coriaceous

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details