Lagerstroemia reginae Roxb.

 
  • Family : LYTHRACEAE
    (LOOSESTRIFE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lythraceae
  • Species : Lagerstroemia reginae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers.
  • Common name : Pride of India, Queen Crape Myrtle, Queen of Flowers
  • Vernacular name : Jarul (Hin.); Poomaruthu (Tam.); Varagogu (Tel.); Patoli (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : A medium size handsome deciduous tree. Bark is pale-brown, smooth or flaking thinly. Leaves are simple, large, elongate, elliptic, short-stalked that turn red before falling. The rose-like flowers (about 4.5-5 cm across) with crinkly petals and numerous stamens are most attractive and are displayed on large, erect clusters at branch ends. Fruits are woody, spherical (about 2 cm dia.) and dehisce into a fruit-cup-like structure with five or more spreading lobes of the fruit wall.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Comments : Planted in avenues and gardens for its showy flowers. Sometimes as an escape.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : India, Pakistan, Myanmar, New Guinea, China, Indonesia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Lagerstroemia reginae. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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