Genus Species: Averrhoa bilimbi
Chuukese name: (unknown)
English name: cucumber tree
Kosraen name: (unknown)
Pohnpeian name: (unknown)
Yapese name: Kumim
Growth form: tree
Growth location: terrestrial
Growth environment: cultivated garden
Growth zone: Tropical
Average height: more commonly between 20 to 30 feet high but can grow higher up to 60 feet
Stem:short trunk soon dividing into a number of upright branches.
Leaf arrangement: alternate, odd-pinnately compound.
Petioles: Length averaging between 7 - 12 inches, brown.
Leaf blade: acute, ovate, medium-green on the upper surface, pale on the underside.
Flower: Small, fragrant, 5-petalled flowers, dark-red, produced in the panicles from the trunk and older branches
Calyx: green, five parts
Corolla: five petals, dark-red,
Fruit: small cucumbers and usually range from 2 to 3 inches in length, crisp when unripe, turns from bright-green to yellowish-green when about to ripe
Seed: flattened, disc-like seeds about 1/4 in (6 mm) wide, smooth and brown.
Cultural usage: cooking in soup and eating. Can be in many recipe.
- Rufino Xavier
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