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Averrhoa bilimbi dsc03692.jpg
Averrhoa bilimbi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Oxalidales
Family: Oxalidaceae
Genus: Averrhoa

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Averrhoa is a genus of trees in the Oxalidaceae family, of the Oxalidales order, named after Averroes, a 12th-century astronomer and philosopher from Al-Andalus.[1]

Selected species[edit]

The genus comprises about a dozen species, of which two, the carambola and the bilimbi, are cultivated for their fruits : 
Averrhoa bilimbi L. -- Bilimbi
Averrhoa carambola L. -- Starfruit or carambola
Averrhoa dolichocarpa Rugayah & Sunarti
Averrhoa leucopetala Rugayah & Sunarti
Averrhoa microphylla Tardieu
Averrhoa minima Perr.
Averrhoa sinica Hance

List source :[2]


  1. ^ Umberto Quattrocchi (29 November 1999). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology. CRC Press. p. 241. ISBN 978-0-8493-2673-8.
  2. ^ "Query Results for Genus Averrhoa". IPNI. Retrieved February 5, 2010.