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  Averrhoa bilimbi
 
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  Family: OXALIDACEAE
  Citation:  Averrhoa bilimbi L., Sp. Pl. 428. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 439. 1874; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 56. 1982; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 89. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 99. 1990; Manna in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 256. 1997; N.P. Balakr. & W. Arisdason in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 566. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 149. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Bilibi, Bilimbi, Chemmeenpuli, Chimbili, Irumbampuli, Keerichakka, Pulinchi, Vilimbi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Bilimbi, Cucumber tree, Tree Sorrel, Kamias, Belimbing buloh
  Description: Tree, to 15 m tall; young parts pale yellow to rusty-velvety. Leaves usually terminally tufted; rachises 15-55 cm long; leaflets 5-19 pairs, variable, acute to acuminate at apex, to 12 x 4 cm; lateral nerves 6-14 pairs. Panicles cauliflorous from tubercles on main trunk to ground level and on main leafless branches, fascicled and pendulous, to 18 cm long, rarely axillary; solitary and erect; pedicels 4-15 mm long; jointed near middle. Sepals elliptic to lanceolate or spatulate, acute or obtuse, 3-8 x 1.5-3 mm, sparsely puberulous outside near base, yellowish green to purplish green. Petals free, lanceolate-spatulate, 10-20 x 3-4 mm, glabrous inside, dark pink; claw 3-6 mm long. Stamens all fertile; filaments 2-12 mm long, unequal. Ovary ellipsoid, ca 4 mm long, densely appressed-pale-strigose; ovules 4-7 in each locule; styles to 9 mm long. Fruits cylindric, obtuse, obtusely angled, to 10 x 5 cm; seeds to 14, 6-7 x 4-6 mm, exarillate.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of Malaysia, cultivated in other Tropical countries
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red, Brown
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Aroor
   
 
   
 
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