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:
Name Verified on: 23-Jan-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Apr-2018
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Hilo (HILO)
Accessions: 57 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Pl Res SEAs 2:96. 1991)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (cult. throughout tropics)

    Other (possible origin Java)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  4. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  5. Jarvis, C. Order out of chaos: Linnean plant names and their types. 2007 (Linn PlNames)
  6. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  7. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  8. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  9. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  11. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  12. Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. (F SCatarin)
  13. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  14. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  15. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  16. Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts (Pl Res SEAs) 2:96.
  17. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F 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.

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=6158. Accessed 19 June 2018.