Psidium guajava

PES Database

Common Name(s)  Pera  / Guava
Botanical Name  Psidium guajava
Origin of species  Exotic
Family  Myrtaceae
AF notation / physiognomy  V5
Plant reference # on ER Plant DATABASE  70
Photosynthetic Biomass
-Weight per leaf -0.9 g
-Leaf cycle -Annual
-Length -10-12 cm
-Width -5-7 cm
-Texture -Leathery
Conservation Status
Growth Rate  Moderate
Crown type  Open crown shrubby
Propagation method  Seed
Root type  Tap moderate root
Preferred Soils  Wide range of soils
Impact on Soil  Add organic mater
Salinity tolerance
Human uses  Fruit
Economic Importance  Fruit, seed oil, dye
Distribution  All over Sri Lanka
Light preferences  Full sun
Flowering time  Throughout the year
Flower Color  White
Fruit type  Fleshy fruit