Punica granatum L.

  • Family : PUNICACEAE
    (Pomegranate Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANAR FAMILY (अनार फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : LYTHRACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Punica granatum L.
  • Common name : Pomegranate
  • Vernacular name : Anar (Hindi); Dhalambare hannu, Dalimbre (Kannada); Mathulai, Madhulai (Tamil); Danimma (Telugu); Dalim, Dalimba (Oria); Atthazhachakka, Dadiman, Mathalam, Mathalanaregam, Pumathalam, Urumbumathalam, Urumathalam, Thalimathalam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Planted in gardens. Fruits are edible and rich in vitamins.
  • Key identification features : Small tree
  • Flower, Fruit : March-September
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : Mediterranean, Central Asia
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of the world.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Punica granatum. Downloaded on 17 August 2022.

Botanical Description

Field Image(s)


All fields are required

Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Peninsular India by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ernet.in.