Lagerstroemia parviflora Roxb.

 
  • Family : LYTHRACEAE
    (LOOSE-STRIFE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lythraceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lagerstroemia parviflora Roxb.
  • Common name : Small flowered Crape Myrtle
  • Vernacular name : Lendia, Bakli, Sidi, Seina (Hindi); Chennangi mara (Kannada); Narinaaval, Mathara, Kadaa (Tamil); Chinangi, Chennangi, Gullakaraka, Chinnagi (Telugu); Chhena, Salora, Sidha (Oria); Siddeshwara (Sanskrit); Lendya (Marathi); Cimanii, Malamaruthu, Venthekku (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Moist and dry deciduous forests, also in plains
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 500m in deciduous belt in full sun.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-May; Fr. May onwards
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district, Nellore district, Chittoor district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Ballari district, Bidar district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Davanagare district, Dharwad district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Tropical Himalayas, India, Myanmar, Java
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Lagerstroemia parviflora. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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