Sometimes taxonomists create new names for groups that already have a name. They may do this because they are unaware of the original name, or they may think the organism before them belongs to a different group when in fact it does not. If two or more names are found to apply to the same group, they are considered synonyms. In most cases, the first name takes priority and is considered to be the valid or accepted name. However, there can be exceptions, and it's not always easy to determine which of a series of synonyms should be considered valid or accepted. Here we list the synonyms provided to EOL by our classification partners. We also include other versions of the name that most likely refer to the same group, for example, misspellings in the literature or different variations of the authorship associated with the name.

Preferred marks the preferred name from each source.

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Psidium guineense Sw. Preferred
Guajava mollis (Bertol.) Kuntze Synonym
Guajava ooidea (O. Berg) Kuntze
Guajava schiedeana (O. Berg) Kuntze
Guajava benthamiana (O. Berg) Kuntze
Guajava polycarpa (Lamb.) Kuntze
Guajava albida (Cambess.) Kuntze
Guajava ypanemensis (O.Berg) Kuntze
Guajava costa-ricensis (O.Berg) Kuntze
Guajava laurifolia (O. Berg) Kuntze
Guajava guineensis (Sw.) Kuntze
Guajava multiflora (Cambess.) Kuntze
Campomanesia multiflora (Cambess.) O. Berg
Campomanesia tomentosa Kunth
Psidium ooideum var. parvifolium
Psidium molle var. gracile
Psidium molle var. robustum
Psidium monticola var. gracile
Psidium monticola var. robustum
Psidium araca var. sampaionis
Psidium ooideum var. intermedium
Psidium ooideum var. grandifolium
Eugenia hauthalii (Kuntze) K.Schum.
Myrtus hauthalii Kuntze
Myrtus guineensis (Sw.) Kuntze
Myrcianthes irregularis McVaugh
Mosiera guineensis (Sw.) Bisse
Psidium ypanemense O.Berg
Psidium albidum Cambess.
Psidium polycarpon Lamb.
Psidium lehmannii Diels
Psidium popenoei Standl.
Psidium ooideum var. longipedunculatum
Psidium araca Raddi
Psidium rotundifolium Standl.
Psidium rufinervum Barb. Rodr.
Psidium laurifolium O. Berg
Psidium campicolum Barb. Rodr.
Psidium schiedeanum O. Berg
Psidium molle Bertol.
Psidium chrysobalanoides Standl.
Psidium ooideum O. Berg
Psidium costa-ricense O.Berg
Psidium schippii Standl.
Psidium minus Mart. ex DC.
Psidium benthamianum O. Berg
Psidium monticola O. Berg
Psidium multiflorum Cambess.
Psidium dichotomum Weinm.
Psidium sericiflorum Benth.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Psidium guineense Preferred
Psidium guineense Sw.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Psidium guineense Sw. Preferred
Psidium araca Raddi


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