Psidium guajava

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Psidium guajava L.
  • Common Name : Jamphal, Guava, Peru
  • Plant Family : Myrtaceae
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 4, 22
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra

About Psidium guajava Plant :

  • Habit : A Small tree with bark white, thin peeling off young branches 4-angled.
  • Leaves : Opposite, elliptic, acute.
  • Inflorescence : Axillary solitary or 2-3.
  • Flowers :
    • Calyx tube ellipsoid, green, limb undivided when young, latter on 5-fid.
    • Petals 5, white, Stamens many, free, inserted on the calyx-limb.
    • Ovary inferior, multicellular, ovules many, stigma capitate.
  • Fruit : A fleshy berry, many seeded.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : April - May
  • Significance : Cultivated for its edible fruits from which jam, jellies etc. are prepared.