Punica L.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Socotra, NE. Turkey to W. Pakistan.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Herbs (often in or near water), shrubs and trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually opposite, simple, entire; stipules minute or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences usually cymose, sometimes congested into raceme-like thyrses
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, usually regular, (3–)4–6(–16)-merous, sometimes heterostylous with individuals differing in the relative lengths of stamens and style
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals and petals inserted on a tubular or campanulate “hypanthium” (the “calyx” or “perianth-tube” of some authors); sepals triangular, often with the sinuses between them produced into appendage-like horns
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals, when present, delicate, often with claw, crumpled in bud, red, pink to purple or white, soon falling
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens usually up to twice as many as sepals, more in some woody genera, inserted on hypanthium, bending inwards; disc absent or very small
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary usually superior, (1–)2–6(–8)-celled; placentation axile, rarely basal; ovules 2–many; style simple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit usually a capsule, often included within hypanthium
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds usually small and numerous.
Distribution
Genus of two species, the second endemic on Socotra (P. protopunica Balf. f.).

Native to:

Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Socotra, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkmenistan

Introduced into:

Alabama, Albania, Algeria, Andaman Is., Bahamas, Baleares, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bulgaria, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Chad, China South-Central, Comoros, Corse, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Greece, Gulf of Guinea Is., Haiti, India, Italy, Jamaica, Korea, Kriti, Laos, Leeward Is., Libya, Marianas, Marshall Is., Mexico Central, Morocco, New Caledonia, Nicobar Is., Niger, Norfolk Is., Oman, Panamá, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Réunion, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sweden, Switzerland, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Turks-Caicos Is., Uzbekistan, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Windward Is., Yemen, Yugoslavia

Punica L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 472 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1968). Flora Europaea 2: 1-469. Cambridge University Press.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. G. Gilbert & M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

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