|Etymology||Genus||After Averrhoes, an Arabian physician and translator of Aristotle's work|
|Species||Portuguese common name for the species|
|Synonyms||Averrhoa acutangula Stokes, Sarcotheca philippica (Villar) Hallier f.|
|Common Names||Star Fruit, Carambola|
|Native Distribution||Java, and possibly Borneo and Philippines|
A tree growing up to 15m, Averrhoa carambola is easily distinguished by its simple pinnate leaves. The leaflets is smallest near the petiole and increase in size till the terminal leaflet.
An individual in the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Silhouette of the compound leaves. Note that leaflets are larger at the ends.
Venation of a leaflet.
The iconic Star Fruit, sold in a supermarket.