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(family Oxalidaceae)

A genus of two species of small trees that are widely cultivated throughout the tropics for their edible, fleshy, many-seeded fruits. A. bilimbi (bilimbing) has acid fruits like small cucumbers; A. carambola (carambola) has elongate 5-angled fleshy berries, sweet or acid, and is also used for cleaning brassware.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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