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Punica granatum L.


KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMyrtalesIncludes myrtles, leadwoods, loosestrifes, pomegranates, evening primroses, many others
GenusPunicaStearn’s Dictionary of Plant Names says: “The Latin name contracted from punicum malum, Carthaginian apple, in turn derived from Poenus, ‘a Carthaginian,’ or Phoinikes, ‘Phoenicians,’ “ this is the generic name of the pomegranate, Punicum granatum

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Punica granatum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Punica granatum (pomegranate)

9/1/2013 · Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia
≈ 27 × 18" (67 × 45 cm)

Punica granatum (pomegranate)

9/1/2013 · Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia
≈ 8 × 6½' (2.4 × 2 m)

Punica granatum (pomegranate)

5/25/2009 · Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, Ari­zona
≈ 1 × 1¼" (2.8 × 3.3 cm)


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