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Averrhoa carambola , Star fruit

Averrhoa carambola , the Star fruit Tree in Uganda

Averrhoa carambola , the Star fruit Tree in Uganda

What you can use the plant for:



The tree is cultivated in tropical and semitropical regions for its edible fruits and for medicinal uses.
You can use the fruit of this plant to make jelly, or to make juice for drinking. The juice can also be used to make detergent.



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Plant species Name(s)



Averrhoa carambola is a species of woody plant in the family Oxalidaceae; it has a number of common names including Carambola and Starfruit.


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Where to find this Plant in Uganda



You will typically find this Tree plant grown in the wetter tropics, its located in Entebbe Botanical Gardens.


This evergreen tree is native to Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. A. carambola is a small tree or shrub that grows 5–12 metres tall, with rose to red-purple flowers. The flowers are small and bell-shaped, with five petals that have whitish edges. The flowers are often produced year round under tropical conditions.

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