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1. Averrhoa Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 428. 1753.

阳桃属 yang tao shu

Trees or shrubs. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate or subopposite, odd-pinnate; leaflets nearly opposite. Inflorescences axillary or rameal, cymes or panicles. Flowers small or medium-sized, fragrant. Sepals red, semifleshy, basally connate. Petals white, pink, or purple, contorted. Stamens all fertile or 5 without anthers. Ovary several ovules per locule. Fruit a berry, oblong, usually 5-lobed. Seeds few or numerous, naked or arillate.

Two species: tropical Asia; two species (introduced) in China.

1 Leaves alternate along branches; leaflets 3-7 pairs; petals 0.6-0.9 cm, inside puberulent; fruit stellate in cross section.   1 A. carambola
+ Leaves aggregated at apex of branches; leaflets 10-20 pairs; petals 1.3-1.8 cm, inside glabrous; fruit terete.   2 A. bilimbi

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