Monday, May 31, 2010

Averrhoa Bilimbi

Height : 4 m (13 ft)

Common /local names : Balimbing, Blim-blim, Bilimbi, Belimbing, Biling ,Bambiri, Iba, Sorrel, Soure, Kamias, Khe Teu, also known as Cucumber tree, Pickle Fruit.
Family : Oxalidaceae.

Averrhoa bilimbi is a perennial tree native to the Moluccas (Indonesia), but now widely cultivated in many other tropical regions. Averrhoa bilimbi can grow up to 10 m (33 ft) tall. This cold sensitive plant is a close relative of the carambola, of genus Averrhoa, family Oxalidaceae.