Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Averrhoa bilimbi
Food
Lumber
Medicinal
Ornamental
English Common Name
Bilimbi
Indonesian Common Name
Belimbing, Belimbing wuluh, Belimbing sayur
Tree Family
Oxalidaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
6cm
Length
×
1.225cm
Width
Tree Height
Shrub (1–10m)
Elevational Range (m)
0–1200m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
Indonesia
Maluku Islands, Sulawesi

Exotic in

SE Asia
Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Indonesia
Borneo, Java, New Guinea, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Arabica
Coffee Impact
Unknown
Prevalence
Common in Coffee Agroforestry
Cultivation
Planted
Regeneration
Unknown
Tree Management

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Food
  • Lumber
  • Medicinal
  • Ornamental

Fruits are a good source of Vitamin C and are eaten and also used to produce sugar and spices. The fruits are combined with pepper and eaten to cause sweating when people are feeling "under the weather", the fruits are used as treatment for coughs, thiamine deficiency, and abdominal discomfort, a paste of pickled fruits is smeared all over the body to hasten recovery after a fever, a syrup is prepared from the fruit and taken as a cure for fever and inflammation and to stop rectal bleeding and alleviate internal hemorrhoids, and the leaves are used to treat hypertension. It is grown in home gardens due to its attractive small purplish-red flowers in clusters along the trunk and branches.

Farm Services
  • Unknown
Biodiversity Benefits
Yes

Food source for bees, butterflies and birds.