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Useful Tropical Plants

Psidium grandifolium

Mart. ex DC.

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Guajava cinerea (Mart. ex DC.) Kuntze

Guajava grandifolia (Mart. ex DC.) Kuntze

Guajava incanescens (Mart. ex DC.) Kuntze

Guajava lactea (O.Berg) Kuntze

Guajava microcarpa (Cambess.) Kuntze

Guajava radicans (O.Berg) Kuntze

Guajava riedeliana (O.Berg) Kuntze

Guajava rubescens (O.Berg) Kuntze

Guajava sericea (O.Berg) Kuntze

Psidium albidum Miq.

Psidium apaense Barb.Rodr. ex Chodat & Hassl.

Psidium cinereum Mart. ex DC.

Psidium eriophyllum Barb.Rodr.

Psidium incanescens Mart. ex DC.

Psidium lacteum O.Berg

Psidium lanatum Barb.Rodr.

Psidium microcarpum Cambess.

Psidium paraguayense Barb.Rodr. ex Chodat & Hassl.

Psidium psychrophyllum Barb.Rodr. ex Chodat & Hassl.

Psidium radicans O.Berg

Psidium riedelianum O.Berg

Psidium rubescens O.Berg

Psidium sericeum O.Berg

Psidium spodophyllum Barb.Rodr.

Psidium ternatifolium Cambess.

Psidium yacaense Barb.Rodr. ex Chodat & Hassl.

Common Name: Araca Cinzento

Psidium grandifolium
Flowering stem
Photograph by: Mauricio Mercadante
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General Information

Araca cinzento is a deciduous shrub growing less than 2 metres tall[
416
Title
Brazilian Fruits and Cultivated Exotics
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.; Bacher. L.; Lacerda. M.; Sartori. S.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora LTDA; Brazil.
Year
2000
ISBN
85-867174-24-0
Description
A superb book, giving information on several hundred fruit species. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits.
].
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild and consumed locally, though they are not widely appreciated[
416
Title
Brazilian Fruits and Cultivated Exotics
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.; Bacher. L.; Lacerda. M.; Sartori. S.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora LTDA; Brazil.
Year
2000
ISBN
85-867174-24-0
Description
A superb book, giving information on several hundred fruit species. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southern S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, southern, eastern and central Brazil, Bolivia.

Habitat

Fields, savannahs and grasslands[
416
Title
Brazilian Fruits and Cultivated Exotics
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.; Bacher. L.; Lacerda. M.; Sartori. S.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora LTDA; Brazil.
Year
2000
ISBN
85-867174-24-0
Description
A superb book, giving information on several hundred fruit species. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Shrub
Height1.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
416
Title
Brazilian Fruits and Cultivated Exotics
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.; Bacher. L.; Lacerda. M.; Sartori. S.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora LTDA; Brazil.
Year
2000
ISBN
85-867174-24-0
Description
A superb book, giving information on several hundred fruit species. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits.
]. A succulent pulp with an acidic, sweet flavour[
416
Title
Brazilian Fruits and Cultivated Exotics
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.; Bacher. L.; Lacerda. M.; Sartori. S.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora LTDA; Brazil.
Year
2000
ISBN
85-867174-24-0
Description
A superb book, giving information on several hundred fruit species. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits.
].

Medicinal

The leaves are astringent[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

The fruits are used in the treatment of haemorrhages[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

The wood is used for agricultural tools and small objects[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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