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Carambola, Star Fruit
Country of Origin:
believed to have originated in Ceylon and the Moluccas
This accession is a dwarf variety known as "Hart".
This accession has been observed in bloom on:
3307 - NEOB: Misc Neo C
active - new growth
1 confirmed on 07-21-2017
Poisonous Plant Parts -
Not for Human Consumption
Like several other plants of the family Oxalidaceae, its fruits are rich in oxalic acid, which is toxic in high concentrations.
EEB Greenhouse Holdings native to:
The Plant List (2013)
. Version 1.1. Last accessed on Friday, July 21, 2017.
Morton, J. 1987.
. p. 125–128. In: Fruits of warm climates. Julia F. Morton, Miami, FL. Accessed 7 April 2015.
at Wikipedia. Last accessed on Friday, July 21, 2017.
Image #00 (cropped) and #04 (original) by Mailamal (Own work) [
CC BY-SA 3.0
via Wikimedia Commons
. Last accessed on Friday, July 21, 2017.
data regenerated on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:22:47 -0400
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Current Accessions in the Oxalidaceae
Oxalis aff. megalorrhiza
- indicates flowering in past 10 days
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