Averrhoa carambola

COMMON NAME

Carambola or Star fruit

TYPE

​Tree

FAMILY

Oxalidaceae

NOTES

A small, slow-growing evergreen tree with a short-trunk or a shrub. The fruits have a thin, waxy skin that is orange-yellow colored. The juicy fruits are yellow inside when ripe and have a crisp texture and when cut in cross-section are star shaped.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent

NATIVE HABITAT

Humid forests and woodland on sandy loam

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

tropical.theferns.info



Averrhoa carambola