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Taxon: Averrhoa carambola L.

 
Genus: Averrhoa
Family: Oxalidaceae
Nomen number: 6158
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:428. 1753
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/358447
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 23-Jan-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 104 (56 active, 37 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (cult. throughout tropics)

    Other (possible origin Java)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Averrhoa+carambola&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  4. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  5. Jarvis, C. 2007. Order out of chaos: Linnean plant names and their types Note: accepts lectotypification by Nasir in Flora of West Pakistan 11:3. 1971
  6. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  7. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  8. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  9. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  11. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  12. Reitz, R., ed. 1965-. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  13. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  14. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana.
  15. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  16. Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 2:96.
  17. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.

Check other web resources for Averrhoa carambola L. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=6158. Accessed 13 November 2019.