3939.000 Averrhoa L.

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Description of the genus

Evergreen trees. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate; leaflets several to many, alternate or subopposite, entire. Flowers small, borne in short clusters, sometimes on the branches or beneath the leaves. Sepals 5. Petals 5, white, red or purple. Stamens 10. Fruit pendulous, fleshy, lobed or furrowed longitudinally.

Derivation of name: after Averrhoes, 1149-1217, Arabian physician.

Worldwide: 2 species from tropical Asia

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

Averrhoa carambola

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carambola L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Averrhoa:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Averrhoa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Averrhoa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Averrhoa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Averrhoa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Averrhoa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Averrhoa.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1853, retrieved 18 January 2018

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