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Punica granatum

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Punica granatum

Location: Found wild in Zhob and an important fruit crop of Northern Balochistan. In Pakistan pomegranate grows wild from 1000-2000 m, throughout the western range, (Baluchistan, N. & S. Waziristan, NWFP, Kurram, Dir, Chitral); grows gregariously on dry limestone soils in the salt range and in the Hazara, becoming scarce further east. Also found in the Kashmir and Himalayan areas.
Local (Urdu) name: Anaar انار
English Name: Pomegranate
Punica granatum
Courtesy: Flora of Balochistan – Pakistan

Naeem Javid Muhammad Hassani is working as Conservator of Forests in Balochistan Forest & Wildlife Department (BFWD). He is the CEO of Tech Urdu ( Forestrypedia (, All Pak Notifications (, Essayspedia, etc & their YouTube Channels). He is an Environmentalist, Blogger, YouTuber, Developer & Vlogger.

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