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Taxon: Punica granatum L.

Genus: Punica
Family: Lythraceae. Also placed in: Punicaceae
Nomen number: 30372
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:472. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 10-Feb-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 10-Feb-1995
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV).
Accessions: 281 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • pomegranate   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • shi liu   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • grenadier   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Granatapfelbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Granatapfelstrauch   (Source: S. Reichel, p.c.) – German
  • zakuro   (Source: Names Batra ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • seogrjunamu   (Source: Kulturpflanze 34:122) – Transcribed Korean
  • romanzeiro   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • romã   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • romã-de-flor-dobrada   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • romeira   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • romeira-da-granada   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • granado   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • mangrano   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • granatäpple   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq; Turkey
    Caucasus: Russian Federation - Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Tajikistan; Turkmenistan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India - Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

      Uncertain:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Afonin, A. N., S. L. Greene, N. I. Dzyubenko, & A. N. Frolov, eds. Interactive agricultural ecological atlas of Russia and neighboring countries. Economic plants and their diseases, pests and weeds (on-line resource).
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Batra, L. R. 1995. Names of Japanese plants sorted by their Japanese names in Romanized Katakana and scientific nomenclature.
  • Castroviejo, S. et al., eds. 1989–. Flora iberica: plantas vasculares de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares.
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Mars, M. 2000. Pomegranate plant material: Genetic resources and breeding, a review. Options Médit. 42:55–62.
  • Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Meikle, R. D. 1977–1985. Flora of Cyprus.
  • Mouterde, P. 1966–. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  • Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:122.
  • Narzary, D. et al. 2009. Genetic diversity in inter-simple sequence repeat profiles across natural populations of Indian pomegranate (Punica granatum L.). Pl. Biol. 12:806–813.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Natural Products Research Institute, Seoul National University. 1998. Medicinal plants in the Republic of Korea. WHO Regional Publications Western Pacific Series No. 21.
  • Özgüven, A. I. et al. 2012. Pomegranate biodiversity and horticultural management. Acta Hort. 940:21–28.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Quézel, P. & S. Santa. 1962–1963. Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie.
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Reichel, S. 1998. pers. comm. [re. German common names].
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948–. Flora malesiana.
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966–. Flora of Iraq.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 2:270.
  • Verma, N. et al. 2010. Pomegranate genetic resources and germplasm conservation: A review. Fruit Veg. Cereal Sci. Biotechnol. 4:120–125. [this review lists some of the most important cultivars in selected countries].
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
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