The Universal Herbal: Averrboa Carambola.

The Universal Herbal;
or botanical, medical and agricultural dictonary.
Containing an account of All the known Plants in the World, arranged according to the Linnean system. Specifying the uses to which they are or may be applied, whether as food, as medicine, or in the arts and manufactures.
With the best methods of propagation, and the most recent agricultural improvements.
collected from indisputable Authorities.
Adapted to the use of the farmer - the gardener - the husbandman - the botanist - the florist - and country housekeepers in general.
By Thomas Green.
Vol. I
Printed at the Caxton Press by Henri Fisher.
Printer in Ordinary to His Majesty.
Axilas of the leaves fruit bearing; pomes oblong, acute-angled. — This is a tree above the middle size, with spreading branches, and a very close head; pome the size of a hen's egg, acutely five-cornered, five-celled, many-seeded; the rind is yellow, thin, and smooth; the pulp clear, watery, in many sweet, in others acid, with scarcely any smell; seeds small, oblong, angular, flatted, and brown. Rheede relates, that the carambola is twelve or fourteen feet in height, scarcely a foot in girth, with a rough brown bark; that it bears three times a year from the age of three to fifty; that the root-leaves and fruit are used medicinally, either alone or with areca or betel leaves; that the latter, when ripe, are esteemed delicious; unripe, are pickled; and that they are also used in dyeing, and for other economical purposes. Burman informs us, that the acid juice of this plant is not so pleasant as that of the first species; that the fruit is rather larger, and is used for the same purposes; and that it is a very beautiful tree.

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