Averrhoa carambola L.

 
  • Family : OXALIDACEAE
    (Wood Sorrel Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMRUL FAMILY (अम्रुल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : OXALIDACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Averrhoa carambola L.
  • Common name : Carombola apple, Star fruit tree
  • Vernacular name : Kamarak (Hindi); Tamarta (Telugu); Kamaranga (Oria); Aanappulinchakka, Anappulinchi, Chathurapuli, Karambola, Kamarangam, Thamaratha, Vyirapuli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Often cultivated for its edible fruits.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-August
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Pune district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Cultivated
  • Native : Indonesia
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Averrhoa carambola. Downloaded on 2 April 2020.

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