|Etymology||Genus||After the Roman common name of the plant, punicum malum|
|Status||Exotic: Cultivated Only|
|Native Distribution||India, Western Asia|
Punica granatum is a very common shrub cultivated at private gardens for its edible fruits. It has a shrubby form with sparse foliage due to its thin leaves. The leaves are oppositely arrange, elongated and with reddish petioles. The fruits are impossible to not to recognise.
Form of the Pomegrande; shrubby and sparse thin foliage.
Bright red fruit with the persistant calyx at the tip.
Leaves are opposite, elongated, and have red petioles.
Flower. Note the bell-shaped calyx that form the tip of the fruit.
Sliced fruit showing the seeds and flesh around them.