Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Scientific name: Punica granatum
Local name/Bangla name: ‘Dalim’

 

 

 

 

 

Taxonomic Position (according to Cronquist, 1981)

Kingdom : Plantae
Subclass  : Magnoliidae
Division  : Magnoliophyta
Class  :Magnoliopsida
Order   : Magnoliales
Family : Punicaceae   
Genus : Punica
Species   : granatum

The family Punicacae consists of a single genus about 2 species. In Bangladesh, it is represented by a single species.

Botanical Description of Pomegranate

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Fig. A Pomegranate Plant

Habit: A perennial shrub or low tree
Root: Tap root system
Stem: Branches terete, often ending in a spine

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Fig. Stem Anatomy of Pomegranate

Leaf: Simple, sub-opposite or clustered

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Fig. Leaf Anatomy of Pomegranate

Inflorescence: Solitary
Flower: Complete, actinomorphic hermaphrodite

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Fig. Pomegranate Flower

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Fig. Fruit of Pomegranate

Calyx: Sepal 4-7
Corolla: Petal 4-7
Androecium: Stamen numerous
Gynoecium: Ovary superior
Fruit: balaosta

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Seeds: Seeds angular, numerous, pulpy and juicyPomegranate-007

 

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