Psidium guajava L.Myrtaceae

common name synonyms: lemon guava, abas, kuahpa, goyavier

scientific name synonyms: P. cujavillus Burm. f., P. pomiferum L., P. pumilum Vahl, P. pyriferum L.

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Rosidae

order: Myrtales

growth form: tree, shrub

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: Yes

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: Tropical America

notes: widely cult. & naturalized; introduced in the U.S. (PUSDA); weed in Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad, Antilles, Peru, Nicaragua, Venezuela, etc.

invasiveness notes: benign

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth