Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers.

 
  • Family : LYTHRACEAE
    (Loose-Strife Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : MEHNDI FAMILY (मेंहंदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lythraceae
  • Synonym(s) : Lagerstroemia munchhausia L. ex Forsyth f.; Munchausia speciosa L.; Murtughas speciosa (L.) Kuntze
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers.
  • Common name : Pride of India, Queen Crape Myrtle, Queen of Flowers
  • Vernacular name :
    • Jarul (Hindi)
    • Poomaruthu (Tamil)
    • Varagogu (Telugu)
    • Patoli (Oria)
    • Adamboe, Cholaventekku, Manimaruthu, Nirmaruthu, Poomarathi, Poomaruthu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Tropical semi-evergreen forests, Tropical evergreen forests, mostly along banks of streams
  • Comments / notes : Planted in avenues and gardens, also runs wild
  • Key identification features : Leaves lanceolate, glabrous above, stellately fulvous-tomentose beneath, midrib tomentose; Panicles lax, tomentose.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Raigad district
    • Odisha : Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Tamil Nadu
    • West Bengal : Sikkim
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Assam : Assam
  • Native : Bangladesh, Bhutan, Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, Bhutan, Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • 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 Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
    • N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2.pp.989. Botanical survey of India, Govt. Of India.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Lagerstroemia speciosa. Downloaded on 18 June 2024.

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