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Useful Tropical Plants

Campomanesia aromatica

(Aubl.) Griseb.

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Abbevillea martiana (DC.) O.Berg

Burchardia aromatica (Aubl.) Raf.

Campomanesia beaurepairiana Kiaersk.

Campomanesia ciliata O.Berg

Campomanesia coaetanea O.Berg

Campomanesia glazioviana Kiaersk.

Campomanesia sparsiflora (DC.) J.F.Macbr.

Campomanesia synchrona O.Berg

Campomanesia tenuifolia (Mart. ex DC.) O.Berg

Eugenia desvauxiana O.Berg

Eugenia sparsiflora DC.

Myrtus fascicularis DC.

Myrtus psidioides Desv.

Psidium aromaticum Aubl.

Psidium tenuifolium Mart. ex DC.

Common Name: Strawberry Guava

Campomanesia aromatica
Flowering branch
Photograph by: Alex Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil
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General Information

Strawberry guava is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing from 2 - 20 metres tall[
700
Title
Sida Contributions to Botany Vol. 20
Publication
 
Author
Lipscomb B.L. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
Year
2002
ISBN
0036-1488
Description
A series of botanical articles. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and for its edible fruits. It is also occasionally cultivated for this fruit in places such as Martinique[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].
The species has suffered extensive habitat loss due to human activity and has been classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

700
Title
Sida Contributions to Botany Vol. 20
Publication
 
Author
Lipscomb B.L. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
Year
2002
ISBN
0036-1488
Description
A series of botanical articles. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, north through Venezuela, the Guyanas to the Caribbean.

Habitat

Coastal forests in eastern Brazil and shrubby vegetation in the drier areas of northeastern Brazil[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Edibility Rating *  *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruits - raw[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
]. A flavour like strawberries[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
]. The flavour of the delicate pulp is somewhat like the pine strawberry[
2
Title
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World.
Publication
 
Author
Hedrick. U. P.
Publisher
Dover Publications
Year
1972
ISBN
0-486-20459-6
Description
Lots of entries, quite a lot of information in most entries and references.
]. The black fruit is about 10mm long[
700
Title
Sida Contributions to Botany Vol. 20
Publication
 
Author
Lipscomb B.L. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
Year
2002
ISBN
0036-1488
Description
A series of botanical articles. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

A decoction of the branches has an odour of the mint Melissa, and is used in tonic baths[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

A cold water infusion of the leaves is used to treat headache and fevers[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].
An infusion of the crushed leaves is used as a wash to treat small skin sores[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

The fruit is bitter and astringent[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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