Monographs Details: Psidium cattleianum Sabine
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.
Family:Myrtaceae
Discussion:

Psidium littorale Raddi, Opusc. Sci. Bologna 4: 254. pi. 7, fig. 2. ?1821

For description see Fieldiana Bot. 24: 391. 1963; for discussion of the nomenclature of the species see F. R. Fosberg (Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 54: 179, 180. 1941), and C. A. Schroeder (Jour. Arnold Arb. 2 7 : 314, 315. 1946). This is the plant often called in English the strawberry guava, probably a native of eastern Brazil, but often cultivated elsewhere in the tropics. It is included here for comparison; I have not seen any specimens from our area, although the plant doubtless occurs there