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.