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Punica granatum

Punica granatum L.

 

Pomegranate

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
FamilyPunicaceae
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
SpeciesgranatumMany-seeded

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Punica granatum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Punica granatum (Pomegranate)

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

Punica granatum (Pomegranate)

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

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