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Averrhoa carambola

Averrhoa carambola
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Copyright: manee makkala (makkala) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 84] (1733)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-19
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(pink)II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-27 10:12
Viewed: 4618
Points: 2
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The carambola(Averrhoa carambola L.)is a species of tree native to Indonesia, India , Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh and is popular throughout Southeast Asia, Trinidad, Malaysia and parts of East Asia. It is also grown in Dominican Republic, Brazil, Peru, Ghana, Guyana, Samoa, Tonga, Taiwan, French Polynesia, Costa Rica and Australia. Carambola is commercially grown in the United States in south Florida and Hawaii. It is closely related to the bilimbi.

The carambola tree has long compound leaves (up to 50 cm long), pink flowers that appear either at leaf axils or branch extremities. The tree is densely branched and can reach a height of 5 m. Carambola is one of the rare arboreal members of the Oxalidaceae family. Unlike most tropical trees, the carambola does not need much sunlight. In a container the starfruit does well, except it needs constant moisture, extra sunlight and space to grow. Carambola Tree may fruit in a container if it is not grown too far from the equator.
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Hi Manee,
Beautiful flower. Nice sharp macro.
Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

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