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Useful Tropical Plants

Psidium salutare

(Kunth) O.Berg

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Calycolpus parviflorus Sagot

Eugenia guayavillo Benth.

Guajava ciliate (Benth.) Kuntze

Guajava guajabita (A.Rich.) Kuntze

Guajava lanceolata (O.Berg) Kuntze

Guajava oerstediana (O.Berg) Kuntze

Guajava salutari (Kunth) Kuntze

Mosiera sagraea (O.Berg) Bisse

Myrtus arayan Kunth

Myrtus blanchetiana O.Berg

Myrtus hassleriana Barb.Rodr.

Myrtus rigida O.Berg

Myrtus sagraea O.Berg

Myrtus salutaris Kunth

Pseudocaryophyllus seemannii Triana ex Hemsl.

Psidium arayan (Kunth) Burret

Psidium barbosianum Burret

Psidium blanchetianum (O.Berg) Burret

Psidium chiapasense Lundell

Psidium ciliatum Benth.

Psidium deltosepalum Barb.Rodr. ex Chodat & Hassl.

Psidium gentlei Lundell

Psidium guayabita A.Rich.

Psidium lanceolatum O.Berg

Psidium oerstedianum O.Berg

Psidium rigidum Burret

Psidium valenzuelense Barb.Rodr. ex Chodat & Hassl.

Common Name: Araca Rasteiro

Psidium salutare
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General Information

Araca rasteiro is a low-growing, creeping shrub that grows about 20cm tall and carpets the ground[
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 sometimes gathered from the wild for local use, though it is 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

331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/

Range

S. America - Argentina, north to the Caribbean and through Central America to Mexico.

Habitat

Open savannahs[
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.
]. Savannahs, pine ridges, and rocky or grassy hills, at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.20 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.
]. The fruit contains a small amount of succulent pulp with an astringent, acid 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.
]. The fruit is about 15mm in diameter[
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

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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