Psidium cattleianum

Family Myrtaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [World's Worst Invasive Alien Species]
Common namesCherry Guava, Purple Guava Red Guava, Strawberry Guava
SynonymsPsidium cattleianum orth. var. Sabine
Growth formShrub, Tree
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)10
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, Christmas Island, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island
Exotic range (other)Africa, North America, Oceania, Atlantic Ocean Islands, Indian Ocean Islands, Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Coastal vegetation/sand dunes, Disturbed areas (including trails), Forest, Grasslands, Riparian systems, Scrublands/shrublands, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Wetlands, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Most soil types
Decade of introduction1840

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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