Durban guava

Durban guava

Psidium X durbanensis (Myrtaceae)

Common Name:

Durban guava

Scientific Name:

Psidium X durbanensis (Myrtaceae)


Alternative common names:

Durban koejawel (Afrikaans)

Description:

Evergreen tree up to 10m high with hairy, slightly angular branchlets. Light green, thick leaves that are hairy below. White flowers in groups of 1-3 from October to December. Does not bear fruit. Invades : Roadsides, waste areas

Additional Information


Where does this species come from?

South Africa

What is its invasive status in South Africa?

Existing legislation: CARA 2002 - Category 1 NEMBA 2020 - Category 1b

Where does this species come from?

South Africa

Where in South Africa is it a problem?

KwaZulu-Natal

How does it spread?

Spread by suckering

Why is it a problem?

Competes with indigenous species

What does it look like?

General description: Evergreen tree up to 10m high with hairy, slightly angular branchlets.
Leaves: Light green, thick leaves that are hairy below.
Flowers: White flowers in groups of 1-3 from October to December.
Fruit/Seeds: Does not bear fruit

Does the plant have any uses?

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