2022 Flora - Botanical Illustration, Punica Grantum L - First Day Cover
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The pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) is a deciduous, thorny, highly branched shrub or small tree (2–10 m tall), with scarlet flowers 3–4 cm long and large, golden-red fruits with a crusty rind. leathery and a persistent chimney-shaped calyx. Its leaves, with a shape between lanceolate and obovate, are bright green and turn red in autumn. It is one of the only two species accepted today that form the genus Punica, within the family Lythraceae.