The starfruit, also known as carambola, is a tropical fruit found in Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Florida, and Hawaii. It has four to six outer ribs and is golden yellow to pale green. It usually is 3-5 inches (13.7-15.2 cm) long. It has the same color flesh as the outside of the fruit and tiny brown seeds. The fruit derives its name from the fact that it has a star shape when chopped. The star fruit, also known as carambola, is abundant in Southeast Asia and widely grown.