Averrhoa bilimbi L. (Oxalidaceae)
Common Names: Bilimbi, Cucumber Tree
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta-Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta-Seed plants
Division; Magnoliophyta-Flowering plants
Description: This tree grows about 13 m. tall with compound leaves of 14-38 yellow, hairy leaflets. The flowers of the Bilimbi usually grow directly out of the trunk of the tree, and are cream colored with red dots about 1.5 to 2 cm. long. The fruits are oblong and cucumber shaped, (~10 x 4 cm.) yellow-green and slightly acidic taste.
(Staples, G. W. and D. R. Herbst. 2005. A Tropical Garden Flora: Plants cultivated in the Hawaiian Islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawai`i.)