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Taxon: Punica protopunica Balf. f.

Genus: Punica
Family: Lythraceae
Nomen number: 30373
Place of publication: Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh 11:512. 1882
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-Aug-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 4 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Yemen [Socotra (endemic)]


  1. Hiwale, S. 2015. Chapter 5. Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.). Sustainable horticulture in semiarid dry lands Springer, India., New Delhi. 43-82. Note: mentions
  2. Mars, M. 2000. Pomegranate plant material: Genetic resources and breeding, a review. Options Médit. 42:56, 57. Note: mentions
  3. Meikle, R. D. 1977-1985. Flora of Cyprus. Note: mentions
  4. Miller, A. G. & M. Morris. 2004. Ethnoflora of the Soqotra Archipelago.
  5. Narzary, D. et al. 2009. Genetic diversity in inter-simple sequence repeat profiles across natural populations of Indian pomegranate (Punica granatum L.). Pl. Biol. 12:806. Note: mentions
  6. Özgüven, A. I. et al. 2012. Pomegranate biodiversity and horticultural management. Acta Hort. 940:22. Note: mentions
  7. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana. Note: mentions
  8. Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966-. Flora of Iraq. Note: mentions
  9. Verma, N. et al. 2010. Pomegranate genetic resources and germplasm conservation: A review. Fruit Veg. Cereal Sci. Biotechnol. 4:120. Note: this review mentioned Punica protopunica, and commented on the disagreement of its role in the origin of pomegranate

Check other web resources for Punica protopunica Balf. f. :

  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=30373. Accessed 26 May 2020.