Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Averrhoa carambola L.

Family: Oxalidaceae Genus: Averrhoea Species: Averrhoa carambola L.






Synonym Averrhoa pentandra, Averrhoa acutangula, Connaropsis philippica Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Carambola, Star fruit Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Star Fruit, Chinese Gooseberry Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Heinoujom Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up To 900 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit 5-8 cm long with acharcteristc shape star yellowish-green becoming orange-yellow when ripe.
Habitat Occurs in gardens and also cultivated Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India,China, Malaysia, Taiwan,Thailand, Israel, Florida, Brazil, Philippines, Australia, Indonesia Bark Details Light Brown
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species It is an attractive, small, slow-growing evergreen tree with a short-trunk or a shrub and branches are drooping and the wood is white and turns reddish bushy shape with many branches producing a broad rounded crown Leaf Details The pinnate leaves have a single terminal leaflet and 5 to 11 nearly opposite leaflets each leaf is 15–20 cm long and the 3.8–9 cm long

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details