Oct 12, 2010

Baccaurea angulata - Belimbing Merah

Baccaurea angulata is a tropical wild fruit indigenous to Borneo. Baccaurea angulata is also known locally as Belimbing Merah, Belimbing Bukit, Gerumin Bereh (Bidayuh), Tampoi Merah, Uchong (Iban) or Belimbing hutan.

Baccaurea angulata - Belimbing Merah

Elsewhere, this fruit is also called as Embaling (Sabah), Embaling bobou (Brunei) and Asem ketiak, pidau (Kalimantan).

Baccaurea angulata - Belimbing Merah

Baccaurea angulata is also close relative of the Starfruit (Averrhoa carambola). Some may called it Red Angle Starfruit.

Baccaurea angulata - Belimbing Merah

The Baccaurea angulata fruits have a tangy taste, both the aril and the skin. A seasonal fruit which is often seen from November to January, sold by roadside sellers and in native fruit and vege markets.

Baccaurea angulata - Belimbing Merah

Ripen Baccaurea angulata are either in red or pinkish.

Baccaurea angulata - Belimbing Merah

And when the season come, Baccaurea angulata is very generous with its fruits. The fruits are borne from the trunk and branches. Plentiful of them.

Baccaurea angulata - Belimbing Merah

Baccaurea angulata may reach 8 m tall, profusely branched. Flowers (yellow) and fruits (red) colourful so may be planted as an ornamental. Fruits are angular and inside is white, juicy, sourish-sweet edible pulp.

4 comments:

Life Moto November 11, 2010 at 2:25 AM  

nice fruits

paper December 17, 2010 at 12:38 PM  

may i know where can i get this fruits? i do try my best to find it around Sabah but this fruits is currently out of season. i need it for my research project..thank you!!

engku mohd afandi March 10, 2011 at 11:41 PM  

Baccaurea is related to the rambai not carambola even though the local name means red carambola... it is NOT a carambola

daisugi April 20, 2011 at 10:30 PM  

wow...never seen before, I wonder how it taste?

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