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Strawberry guava

Psidium cattleianum


Waiawī is Hawaiian for strawberry or lemon guava. The fruits are totally edible and range from sweet to spicy on the inside, with tart skin. This tree was relatively short, about 6' tall.


Spotted near the active volcano, surrounded by rainforest, in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. It's native to southeastern Brazil.


In Hawai'i, waiawī is notoriously invasive.

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Waiawi, lemon guava
Psidium cattleianum Psidium cattleianum

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1 Comment

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Thank you, HarishamSama. Wow, nearly all of this plant's parts are totally edible.

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 5, 2013
Submitted on Feb 4, 2013

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