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Punica protopunica

Image of Pomegranate Tree

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Socotran pomegranateLythraceae (Loosestife family)Endemic to Socotra (Yemen)IUCN: VulnerableOahu, Hawaii, USA (Cultivated)Punica protopunica is the smaller relative of the popular Pomegranate (Punica granatum), the only other species in the genus Punica.The smaller, trumpet-shaped flowers are pink, red in P. granatum, and the ripe fruit is yellow-green and not as sweet.

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