From time immemorial, Star fruit trees are familiar to Vietnamese people. Carambola often appear in fairy tales, rhymes… At the same time, star fruit trees also bring many uses for humans such as used as ornamental plants or used as medicine.
Star fruit tree has a scientific name is Averrhoa carambola. Usually, they have a height of 3 to 7m, with many branches. Low stems and small woody plants. For old star fruit trees, the bark is often red with many nodules.
The star fruit leaves are bright green, shaped like an ellipse. In addition, this is a double leaf and grows opposite each branch. Besides, the flowers are often purple-pink, always growing in clusters at the top of the branches, so a lot of flowers. Each petal usually consists of 2 parts, the short nail is pure white covered and the oval, pink-purple blade.
Until now, star fruit is divided into 2 types, including sour and sweet star fruit. For sweet star fruit trees, often have small fruits, pale green leaves and pink flowers, branches always hanging to the ground. The star fruit tree, which is always bigger than the sweet star fruit, has dark green leaves and a deep red flower.
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