Star fruit

Averrhoa carambola

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  • Flower name
    Star fruit
  • Scientific name
    Averrhoa carambola
  • Aliasゴレンシ, Star fruit, 五歛子, カランボラ
  • Place of originTropical Malaysia, Java, etc.
  • Place of floweringSubtropical region
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September

What is Star fruit

Star fruit (Scientific name: Averrhoa carambola) is a native tropical Asian country such as Malaysia, Java Island, etc. It is an evergreen middle tall tree of a tropical fruit tree in the family Oxalidaceae. It is grown mainly in Southeast Asia and in temperate regions with high humidity. Leaves are attached to odd feather-like compound leaves, each leaf shape is needle-shaped, and 9 to 11 sheets are attached to one leaf. In the summer, flowers of multiple rings with white outside and thin inside can be bloomed. The fruit after the flower is yellow, with five ridges, the section cut into a star is a star shape. The flower name was named from the cut shape of the fruit. The flesh is sour and has a taste similar to pear. Slice it thinly and make it raw or salad. Other, processed products such as juice, jelly, jam and pickles.

Common name: Star fruit, Scientific name: Averrhoa carambola, aka: Gorensi, Carambola,Place of origin: Tropical Asia such as Malaysia, Java Island, Living Type: Evergreen Tree Tree, Tree Height: 5 to 10 m, Leaf Order: Odd Feather-like Compound, Leaf Shape: Lapisp shape, 9 to 11 leaflets per leaf Flowering color: Flower color: Outer side is white and inner side is a thin reddish collar, flower size: 0.5 to 0.7 cm, fruit shape: 5 shiny ridges, the section is star-shaped, fruit color: Yellow, fruit length: 10 to 15 cm, fruit flavor: acidity, fruit season: January, use: edible fruit.


  • Eye
    Oxidales
  • Family
    Oxalidaceae
  • Genus
    Averrhoa
  • Species
    A. carambola
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    Odd pinnate compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeevergreen middle tall tree
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height500.0 ~ 1000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 0.7 cm

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