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Punica granatum (Pomegranate)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid II > Order: Myrtales > Family: Lythraceae


Punica granatum (Pomegranate). [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]


Indigenous from Turkey to Central Asia. Cultivated for its edible fruit. Cultivated plants in southern Africa are mainly in gardens but it is also grown commercially on a small scale.