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Common name

English: Pomegranate

German: Granatapfel

Mandarin: 石榴 (shi liu)

Portuguese: Romãzeira


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Myrtales (76)

        Family: Lythraceae (12)(family description)

          Genus: Punica (2)

            Epithet: granatum L. (2)

Synonyms: Granatum punicum (L.) St.-Lag., Punica florida Salisb., Punica granatum L., Punica grandiflora hort., Punica multiflora Hort., Punica nana L., Punica spinosa Lam., Rhoea punica St.-Lag.

florida => flowering richly

granatum => filled with kernels

grandiflora => with flowers larger than the normal

multiflora => many-flowered

nana => dwarf

spinosa => having spines or thorns


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub, tree

Flower colour: red

External links

Check for Punica granatum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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