Origin: The place of origin of the guava is uncertain, but it is believed to be an area extending from southern Mexico into or through Central America. It has been spread by man, birds and other animals to all warm areas of tropical America and in the West Indies.
- Guava is a small evergreen tree to 10 m in height with smooth, thin, flaking bark. The fruit is round, generally yellow and up to 10 cm in diameter. The fruit is eaten fresh or made into juice, jam or a thick guava paste.
- Cattley guava is a small evergreen tree to 10 m in height with smooth, thin, flaking bark. The small fruit is red or yellow and up to 4 cm in diameter. The fruits are eaten fresh, used for jam, and the plant is sometimes used as an ornamental.