Averrhoa carambola L.

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Averrhoa carambola

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mansers' garden, Chimoio, Mozambique

Averrhoa carambola

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mansers' garden, Chimoio, Mozambique

Averrhoa carambola

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mansers' garden, Chimoio, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Averrhoa acutangula Stokes
Common names: Caramba (English) Carambola (English)
Description: Tree to 10 m. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets 2.5-5 cm long, 5-11, ovate to elliptic. Flowers borne in the leaf axils. Petals white, marked with purple. Fruit 7.5-12.5 cm long, with 3-5 ribs, yellow or yellow-brown, pulpy.
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Derivation of specific name: carambola: from a local vernacular name
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Literature:

Bailey, L.H. (1949). Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York. Page 601.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Averrhoa carambola
African Plant Database: Averrhoa carambola
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Averrhoa carambola
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Averrhoa carambola
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Averrhoa carambola
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Averrhoa carambola
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Averrhoa carambola
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Averrhoa carambola
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Averrhoa carambola
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Averrhoa carambola
Ispot Southern Africa: Averrhoa carambola
JSTOR Plant Science: Averrhoa carambola
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Averrhoa carambola
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Averrhoa carambola
The Plant List (version 1.1): Averrhoa carambola
Tropicos: Averrhoa carambola


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Averrhoa carambola.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=182190, retrieved 23 November 2017

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