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Averrhoa Linn., Sp. Pl. 428. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5. 196. 1754; Edgeworth and Hook. f. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:439. 1874; J.F. Duthie, Fl. Gang. Pl. 1:132. 1903; Talbot, For. Fl. Bomb. Pres. and Sind, l:182. 1909; Brandis, Ind. Trees, 110. 1911; L.H. Bailey, Stand. Cyclop. Hort. 1:435. 1914.

  • Carambola Adans.

    Trees. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets subopposite. Flowers in cymose panicles, axillary or arising directly from the stem and branches. Ovary not beaked, 5-locular, with numerous ovules in each locule. Berry oblong, more or less 5-lobed. Seeds arillate or exarillate; aril fleshy and surrounding the seeds.

    A genus of 2 species; origin uncertain, but probably in coastal forests in Brazil. Widely cultivated in tropical India and China. Introduced into India and Pakistan most probably by the Portuguese.

    1 Leaflets 2-5 pairs. Fruit ridges acute. Seeds with a fleshy aril   Averrhoa carambola
    + Leaflets 5-17 pairs. Fruit ridges obtuse. Seeds exarillate   Averrhoa bilimbi

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