species mapping

species mapping


Psidium guava


Scientific name: Psidium guava

Familia:  myrtaceae

Origin: South America (From Venezuela to Rio de Janeiro).

popular names: araça-das-almas, guava-raçá, guava, white guava, red guava, guaiaba, guaiava, guaiba, guava, guiaba, mepera.

Natural occurrence: Atlantic rainforest and humid soils.

Features: small, fruit-bearing, typically tropical shrub or tree. It has a crooked trunk, with a smooth bark, which, when it ages, comes off in thin brown-colored blades. Its tree canopy can reach up to seven meters in height, with aromatic and white leaves.

Flowering occurs in spring, only on branches produced during the current year. The fruiting of the guava tree extends from summer to autumn, but it can be managed through pruning so that it lasts all year.

Usage: consumed by humans and wildlife as a nutritional source. The leaves are used in teas or infusions, against diarrhea and in the treatment of mouth and throat inflammations or in local ulcer washes.

Sources: https://pt.wikipedia.org; https://g1.globo.com