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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/19/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 9/19/2013)
Genus Averrhoa L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 428. 1753
Note  TYPE: A. bilimbi L.
Synonym Carambola Adans., Fam. P1. 2: 508. 1763. Oxynis Noronha, Verh. Batav. Gen. 5: Art. 4. 13. 1790.
Description Small to large branched trees. Leaves imparipinnate. Inflorescences of cymes united in racemes, then in fascicles or pseudopanicles, axillary or cauliflorous; bracts and bracteoles subulate, caducous. Flowers heterostylous; sepals shortly connate at the base, imbricate; petals hypogynous, contorted, free or connate near the middle; stamens 10 (5 + 5) or 5 fertile and 5 staminodes; ovary 5-lobed, the carpels 2-7 ovuled. Berries indehiscent; seeds 2-several in each carpel, the endosperm fleshy, the outer tegument present or absent.
Habit trees
Key a. Leaves 7-20 jugate, pseudoverticillate at the apex of the branches; petals 10-20 cm long, purplish, glabrous inside; fertile stamens 10; berry oblong-cylindric, slightly lobed to smooth; seed without outer tegument ...... 1. A. bilimbi aa. Leaves 3-8 jugate, distributed along the branches; petals to 9 mm long, violaceous, the borders white, minutely glandular inside; fertile stamens 5; berry ovoid, asymmetric, deeply 5-lobed; seeds with outer tegument ...... 2. A. carambola
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