My star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) is starting the flowering stage.
In Indonesia, it's well known as belimbing.
The fruit is popular throughout Southeast Asia, South Pacific and part of East Asia.
The fruit has distinctive ridges running down its sides (usually five, but can sometimes vary); in cross-section, it resembles a star, hence its name.
|a cluster of flowers|
|small, but so... beautiful|
The trees are also grown as an ornamental for their abundant brightly colored and unusually shaped fruits, as well as for their attractive dark green leaves and their lavender to pink flowers.
I plant it on a big pot at my back yard.
This flowers only bloom during two hours in the morning, at 8 - 10 AM.
Then soon wither and furl.
|I find a lot of flower's clusters|
|furl on the afternoon|
Because the percentage of flower that forming to the fruit set is very low, just under five percents.
So... I desperately wanted to be able to pick the ripe fruits forward.