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  Psidium cattleianum
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Psidium cattleianum Afzel. ex Sabine, Trans. Hort. Soc. London 4: 317. 1821.
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  Description: Shrubs or trees, to 7 m tall; bark grayish brown, smooth; branchlets terete. Leaves opposite, 5-10 × 2-4 cm, elliptic to obovate, thickly leathery, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins obscure, base cuneate, apex acute. Flowers axillary, solitary. Hypanthium obconiform. Calyx lobes 4 or 5, long ovate. Petals white, obovate, ca. 1 cm. Stamens shorter than petals. Ovary adnate to hypanthium, 4-loculed. Style slender; stigma peltate. Berry violet when mature, pyriform to globose, 2.5-4 cm; flesh white, yellow, or reddish.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-May
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  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of South America, widely introduced elsewhere
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
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