Scientific name: Punica granatum L.
Local name/Bangla name: ডালিম/আনার ( ‘Dalim’, ‘Anar’)

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)

Kingdom: Plantae
Subclass : Magnoliidae
Division : Magnoliophyta
Class :Magnoliopsida
Order  : Magnoliales
Family: Punicaceae/ Lythraceae   
Genus: Punica
Species   : P.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

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


Fig. Stem Anatomy of Pomegranate

Leaf: Simple, sub-opposite or clustered


Fig. Leaf Anatomy of Pomegranate

Inflorescence: Solitary
Flower: Complete, actinomorphic hermaphrodite



Fig. Fruit of Pomegranate

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

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

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