''Averrhoa carambola'' is a species of woody plant in the family Oxalidaceae; it has a number of common names including carambola and starfruit.
This evergreen tree is native to Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. ''A. carambola'' is a small tree or shrub that grows 5–12 metres tall, with rose to red-purple flowers. The flowers are small and bell-shaped, with five petals that have whitish edges. The flowers are often produced year round under tropical conditions.