Psidium guajava L., 1753

Verloove, Filip, 2021, New records in vascular plants alien to Tenerife (Spain, Canary Islands), Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 62878-62878: 62878

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.9.e62878

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scientific name

Psidium guajava L., 1753
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Psidium guajava L., 1753  

Psidium guajava   Sp. Pl. 1: 470. 1753.

Distribution

TENERIFE: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, barranco Santos at Calle de Diego Crosa, dry riverbed, scattered individuals, 13.11.2016, F. Verloove 12684 (BR). https://observation.org/observation/205286613/

Notes

Psidium guajava   , a native of Central and South America, is widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions around the world for its edible fruits (guava). It easily escapes wherever introduced. In the Canary Islands, it was first reported from various localities in La Palma ( Santos Guerra and Reyes-Betancort 2014), shortly afterwards also from Gran Canaria ( Verloove 2017). It is mostly found in dried-out riverbeds where it germinates from wastewater. In such circumstances, it was also recently found for the first time in Tenerife.