Punica granatum L.

 
  • Family : PUNICACEAE
    (Pomegranate Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANAR FAMILY (अनार फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lythraceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Punica granatum L.
  • Common name : Pomegranate
  • Vernacular name :
    • Anar (Hindi)
    • Dhalambare hannu, Dalimbre (Kannada)
    • Mathulai, Madhulai (Tamil)
    • Danimma (Telugu)
    • Dalim, Dalimba (Oria)
    • Atthazhachakka, Dadiman, Mathalam, Mathalanaregam, Pumathalam, Urumbumathalam, Urumathalam, Thalimathalam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Planted in gardens. Fruits are edible and rich in vitamins.
  • Key identification features : Small tree
  • Flower, Fruit : March-September
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : Mediterranean, Central Asia
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of the world.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature :
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Punica granatum. Downloaded on 22 June 2024.

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