Bangladesh is a rich land of biodiversity. About 6000 species of plants are gathered in such a small area of 147570 sq km.
We are trying to introduce the flora of Bangladesh in a pack from the naturalist view, not from the eye of plant-expert. For this, there will be some unwanted mistakes.
Needless to say, pics used in this site are all original. The information is gathered here from the personal notes, collected books and from different websites.
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Kamranga, Carambola, averrhoa carambola
Kamranga or Carambola (averrhoa carambola, family: oxalidaceae) is a small tree with drooping branches and rounded canopy. Although the tree is bushy but can attain a height of 5-12 m. It is native to South and Southeast Asia.
Common names: Kamranga, Carambola, Starfruit.
It is cultivated throughout the tropical and subtropical regions for not only its edible fruits but also for medicinal uses.
Flowers are small, attractive, petals 5, 6 mm wide, purple in color, borne on the ends of the branches or on old stem, sometimes on trunk.
The attractive oblong-shaped fruits are juicy, 5 to 6-angled with thin, waxy skin. Ripe fruit is yellow or orange in color.
Averrhoa carambola gives flower all the year round.
Leaves are compound; leaflet 5-11, ovate-oblong, 3-8 cm long.
It can be found in the courtyard of the house in Bangladesh.