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Psidium cattleyanum Wienw. var. lucidum

For a description of the species see Psidium cattleyanum Wienw. The variety lucidum has whitish-yellow fruit rather than reddish-purple, and yellow flesh. [RHSD]. The fruits are often a little larger.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Guava ‘Cattley’s white’ is listed in all published catalogues. There is doubt about this identification, ‘Cattley’s white’ could also be a form of Psidium cattleyanum with white flesh. The species is somewhat variable in this regard as well as in fruit colour and other characters.


See also Psidium cattleyanum Wienw. and Psidium guajava L.

Published Apr 27, 2010 - 04:25 PM | Last updated Apr 27, 2010 - 04:29 PM

Family Myrtaceae
Region of origin


  • Psidium littorale Raddi var. littorale
Common Name

Yellow strawberry guava, Lemon guava

Name in the Camden Park Record

Guava (Cattley’s white)

Confidence level low