literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Averrhoa carambola Linn.

Vernacular Name: Karamanga (O, H); Karmal (Beng.); Carombola (E).

Small tree; bark smooth. Leaflets 7-11, subopposite, ovate, boadly oblong, elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate. Flowers pink with deep pink throat, campanulate, in panicled cymes, often from the old wood. Stamens 10, often 5 fertile, alternating with 5 staminodes. Ovary oblong. Berry oblong or ellipsoid, yellowish, 5-ridged or-lobed; seeds with a 2-lobed lacerate ariI.

Planted in gardens and homesteads for its edible fruits; occasionally run wild.

Flowering : June - September
Fruiting : October - November