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 reginae Roxb.
  • 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 (Hindi); Poomaruthu (Tamil); Varagogu (Telugu); Patoli (Oria); Adamboe, Cholaventekku, Manimaruthu, Nirmaruthu, Poomarathi, Poomaruthu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and Evergreen forests, mostly along banks of streams
  • Comments / notes : Planted in avenues and gardens, also runs wild
  • Flower, Fruit : March-January
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia, Pakistan, Myanmar, New Guinea, China, Indonesia
  • 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.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. speciosa. Downloaded on 27 October 2020.

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