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bilimbi (kamias in pilipino) is also known as cucumber tree.
kingdom : plantae
division : magnoliophyta
class : magnoliopsida
order : oxalidasea
family : oxalidaceae
genus : averrhoa
species : averrhoa bilimbi

bilimbi is a close relative to carambola (starfruit or balimbing in pilipino), originated seeminly from the moluccas. the specie is cultivated or found semi-wild, throughout indonesia, the philippines, sri lanka, bangladesh, india and myannmar. it is common in all southeast asian countries. in india, where it is usually found in gardens, the balimbi has gone wild in the warmest region of the country. it was introduced to queensland in the 19th century and has been commercialized in the region since then.
too sour to be eaten raw, the uncooked balimbi is prepared as relish. in the far east where it originated, it is sometimes added to curry. (in the philippines it is added to dishes like sinigang and pangat and has been reported to have a sweet variety).
info source : wikipedia.

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