Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Punica granatum Linn.

Family: Lythraceae Genus: Punica Species: Punica granatum Linn.( अनार )






Synonym Punica nana Linn. Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Anar Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Pomegrante Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Anar Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to1500 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Tree Fruit Details The Edible Fruit Is A Berry, Between A Lemon And A Grapefruit In Size, 5–12 Cm In Diameter With A Rounded Shape And Thick, Reddish Skin
Habitat Commonly Found Wild In The Sub Himalaya Tract Cultivated Throughout India Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Afghanistan, Iran, Libyan Arab Jamhirya, Tunisa Bark Details Bark Smooth And Ark Grey
Distribution in Haryana Karnal, Kurukshetra, Morni-Pinjore, Panipat, Sonepat Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Obovate
Description of Species Deciduous, shrubs or small trees, 4 – 10 m high, twigs and branches smooth, with sharp thorns. Bark pale grey. Leaves oblong – elliptic, oblanceolate, 2.5 – 6.5 x 1 – 3.5 cm ,base narrowed to a short petiole. Flowers scarletred or orange, companulate, 3.5 -4.5 cm long, usually solitary or 2 – 3 together. Calyx tube thick, red or dark pink, 5 – 7 lobed. Petals 5 – 7, obovate, winkled, orange or bright red. Stamens numerous. Ovary inferior. Fruit globose 4.5 – 7.5 cm across or smaller in wild forms, epicarp woody, with persistent calyx lobes. Seeds angled with pellucid reddish yellow, white or ruby coloured aril, filled with sweet or sour juice Leaf Details Leaves Oblong – Elliptic, Oblanceolate, 2.5 – 6.5 X 1 – 3.5 Cm Base Narrowed To A Short Petiole

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