Punica granatum L., Sp. Pl. 1: 472 472 1753. (Syn: Punica florida Salisb.; Punica grandiflora hort. ex Steud.; Punica nana L.; Punica spinosa Lam.);
NE. Turkey to W. & N. Pakistan: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkmenistan; Introduced into: Alabama, Albania, Algeria, Andaman Is., Bahamas, Baleares, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bulgaria, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Chad, China South-Central, Comoros, Corse, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Greece, Gulf of Guinea Is., Haiti, India, Italy, Jamaica, Korea, Kriti, Laos, Leeward Is., Libya, Marianas, Marshall Is., Mexico Central, Morocco, New Caledonia, Nicobar Is., Niger, Norfolk Is., Oman, Panamá, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Réunion, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sweden, Switzerland, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Turks-Caicos Is., Uzbekistan, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Windward Is., Yemen, Yugoslavia as per POWO;
Common name: Pomegranate, Anar अनार (Hindi), Kamphoi (Manipuri), Madulai மாதுளை(Tamil), Dalimb डाळिंब (Marathi, Konkani)
[(PU-ni-kuh) contracted from the Latin punicum malum, referring to the Pomegranate; (gran-AH-tum) meaning many seeds]
Origin: Iran to Himalayas in northern India
The pomegranate is a shrub, usually with multiple stems, that commonly grows 6-15 ft (1.8-4.6 m) tall. The slender branches start out u Pomegranates have beautiful orange-red trumpet shaped flowers with ruffled petals. From one to several flowers may be borne on a twig, one being terminal, the others lateral and solitary. The odorless but colorful flowers are large, 1 1/2 to 3 inches in length, campanulate or cylindrical, and generally reddish but sometimes yellow to white. There are five or more petals, some of which may be doubled. The stamens are numerous, erect to slightly curved at the apex, and red. The anthers are yellow.

Hooghly Today : Punica granatum Linn.:
Attaching images of Punica granatum Linn. or DALIM (ডালিম) in Bengali.

Fruit Trees of Bangalore – RA – Punica Granatum – Pomegranate Tree – Anar:
The pomegranate is a shrub, usually with multiple stems, that commonly grows 6-15 ft tall. The slender branches start out upright, then droop gracefully.
Pomegranates have beautiful orange-red trumpet shaped flowers with ruffled petals. From one to several flowers may be borne on a twig, one being terminal, the others lateral and solitary. The odorless but colorful flowers are large, 1 1/2 to 3 inches in length, campanulate or cylindrical, and generally reddish but sometimes yellow to white. There are five or more petals, some of which may be doubled. The stamens are numerous, erect to slightly curved at the apex, and red – the anthers are yellow.
Ref. Dinesh Valke’s Flickr Post

Again Nice set of Pics


Small Pomegranate Plant For ID : Srinagar,Kashmir : 260613 : AK-2 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.
This small Pomegranate plant was seen in the Botanical Garden at Srinagar.
For botanical name please.

Punica granatum var. nana


Delicious Ruby red Arils! :  1 post by 1 author.
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Pomegranate var.ID pls.011014.RT-4 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).

Is this Punica granatum/P.malus variant?
Habitat-cultivated garden.
Height-4 feet.

Fruits-not observed.

The plant is Punica granatum Flore Pleno (common names: Flowering Pomegranate, Noshi Shibari, Double Flower Pomegranate)
Family: Punicaceae


Punica? : 6 posts by 4 authors.
Plant from smriti van Jaipur. It is Punica plant But flower entirely different. Photo Taken on-5.5.2008

Yes, a double-flowered form of Punica granatum. These generally produce little or no fruit, however.

yes sir It never produce fruit. Is it variety ?

I believe that the double-flowered form is called P. granatum ‘Flore-Pleno’. There is also a bicolored form with a white edge.

Yes it is Punica granatum. Double petals are not difficult to encounter

Punica granatum var. nana is a dwarf shrub producing small flowers and small fruits. It is medicinal and also traded in the market.


Fruits & Vegetable week- Punica granatum:
Common name: Pomegranate, Anar, Dalimb


Fruits & Vegetables Week: Punica granatum, the pomegranate:
Punica granatum, the pomegranate, a popular tree of temperate and tropical climates, the fleshy testa of seeds consumed raw or dried, or as juice, also used as condiment

Local names
Hindi: Anar
Beg: Dalim
Mar. & Kan: Dalimba
Guj: Dadam
Tel: Danimma
Tam: Madulai
Mal: Matalam


To share:
This flower pictures I took, in Nature camp to Sunderban with BNHS
from 29 December to 1st Jan, 2011
Date/Time-     30.12.10—–10.0 am
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS—— Sunderban , West Bengal
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type————Island
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb——– Tree
Height/Length—- 3.0 meter


07/05/2011/YRP/02/Naoroz Estate, Chethalayam, Wayanad, Kerala.:
some pictures of Pomogrenate flowers and just forming fruit.
Date & Time 07/05/2011
Location: Place, Altitude, GPS  Chethalayam, Wayanad.
Habitat: Garden, Urban, Wild Type:      Garden.
Plant Habit: Tree, Shrub, Climber, Herb Tree.
Height, Length. 15 ft.

A rather strange tree, which does better than others in dry climate but the largest fruits I had seen was on trees growing on almost marshy ground in Kashmir.

Absolutely …, It is a fruit that grows best in drier areas. My late father was a person who planted every kind of fruit tree here. Pomegranate is a bit of a failure here in the sense, though we get the fruits, it ripens during the monsoon and is not so good, they do turn red and are sweet, but very small and they crack up when mature, sometimes even before they ripen.

beautiful flower.  Yes, it grows well in drier areas where the rainfall is less.   It does well in soil with good drainage.  The flowers are very beautiful and in Mumbai I have seen fisherwomen with their hair decorated with this flower.

Here is another example of gender confusion: Punica granatum!!! but it is accepted this way!!

I would make a page listing all such special encounters !!! Many thanks for bringing such exceptions to notice,


efloraofindia:”Id 28082011MR3’’ Pomegranets Pune:
Sharing pictures of Pomegranet tree at Pune

The second picture shows the flower
In the third picture the pomegranate shows black specks which are marks of pecking by Parrots. They love Pomegranate

Punica granatum of Lythraceae family just to correct the spelling.
By the way this is one of the many examples of accepted error in the name, or a very complicated nomenclature. The genus of species and generic name doesnt match but it is accepted.

The genus of species and generic name doesnt match in gender I meant.

The black spots are marks of pecking of the fruit-fly that lays eggs inside the fruit. This infestation is common on guava and p’granate.


Sharing the images of Punica granatum:
Sharing the images of Punica granatum from NBNP, Anaikatti, Coimbatore.

1 Anaar 100 Bimar……


Anar : 14 posts by 9 authors. Attachments (1)
Punica granatum from Lohari Panipat

Tempting fruit, … Ek Annar sou Bimaar!!!!

I have many for all Ha Ha Ha

Sharing some photographs of Flowers. Attachments (3)

is it pomogranet?

Yes …

Here is one Anar-shrub I found in Santiago de Chile in March 2010. It was just a shrub and had many fruits. In India I have seen big trees but not shrubs carrying fruits.

It is not uncommon in India to see shrubby Punica granatum (Anar), especially in hilly areas where it grows almost wild.

There is a saying which goes like ” Ek Anar sou Bimar”. A medicinally important fruit.

Here is from my collection from Manali
Which is the correct family Lythraceae or Punicaceae?
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Etymology- Punica granatum : 5 posts by 4 authors.
Etymology no.18- Punica granatum
Punica – named for the Phoenicians, who were active in broadening its cultivation.
granatum –  derives from granum grain and means (multi)grained (alluding to the many seed grains).

Just follow the other informations and photos of Punica granatum.
Punica granatum; Family-Punicaeae.
Pls follow the link for detail information about Pomegranate.
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Thanks for the information, but somewhere back in time I told you that few of your informations were wrong. Please try to follow good book
for latin, it will be for your own good.
In latin seed is called ‘semine’.
Granatum should be based on pollen and not on seeds as granum stands for pollen grain and not seed grains.


Punica granatum ‘Flore Pleno’ :: Dattaji Salvi Udyan :: 05 MAY 18 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.
Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane

Date: May 5, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Punica granatum ‘Flore Pleno’  


Punica granatum AT/May 2019/03 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)- 1 Mb.
Punica granatum
Locally known as दाडू
Wild pomegranate
Seeds are used for making chutney
April 2019

very nice to see. any fruits and seeds yet?

I had seen a lot of Pomegranate trees with fruit on the way from Jammu to Pahalgam, closer to Pahalgam.
Was told these are wild trees and are used to make chutney.
Would these be the same in your post?

Punica granatum :: Dattaji Salvi Udyan, Thane :: 11 JAN 20 : 1 post by 1 author. 4 images.
Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane
Date: January 11, 2020 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Punica granatum  L.  


SK153CT20-2016:ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 2 MB.
Sharing some pictures for ID shot at White Monastery, Kathmandu Hillside on 16 March 2013 at 4700 ft.
This is the only picture I have.

I thought Punica granatum.

efi page on Punica granatum     

Thank you but could not confirm only from the bud. Regret that I do not have another image.

I think it is correct ID


14.4.08- in Delhi; Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh- June’09?; on 9.5.09- Yamuna Bio diversity park, Delhi;  Srinagar- June 2009;

flower of Pomogranate tree – efloraofindia | Google Groups
For ID 240509 ET98 – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Another Bomdila plant – indiantreepix | Google Groups
flowering trees in dehi–Anar – indiantreepix | Google Groups


Punica granatum L.: 3 very high res. images.

Location: Dunai, Dolpa,  Nepal
Altitude:  2300m.
Date: 17 June 1022
Habit : Wild 

This is a common plant here. Grown in almost every home garden. I too have one in my garden.

Surprisingly this is shot in wild.

By looking the fruit…. it is sour type pomegranate known as Daru. Used in making anardana

Yes it is called Daarim दारिम in Nepali and wild type. So cultivated and this wild have same sc. name?


Swamy/New series/ID/99 – Punica granatum.: 6 images.
I am posting herewith a few photographs of Punica granatum. Photographed in Mysore  sometime during 2021. Please confirm this ID.  It is a common shrub/ tree here in house gardens.

Yes, as per images at

Was delighted to know that pomegranate is as popular in Mysore as it is in the suburbs of Srinagar. It is called Daen in Kashmiri and  Danposh (Pomegranate flower) is the surname of a well known family here and is also mentioned in poetic compositions. As in Mysore people like to plant pomegranate trees near their houses especially in suburbs and villages.

The Bollywood film ” Mughal e Azam” has made the Urdu/Hindi name of the pomegranate blossom “Anarkali” a household name throughout India.


Punica granatum L.: 7 very high res. images.

Location: Gyaneswor, Kathnadu, Nepal
Altitude:  1400 m.
Date: 12 April 2023
Habit :  Cultivated




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