Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers.

 
  • Family : LYTHRACEAE
    (Loose-Strife Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : MEHNDI FAMILY (मेंहंदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : 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. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Lagerstroemia speciosa. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

Botanical Description

Herbarium Specimen(s)

Field Image(s)

Comments

All fields are required






 
Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Peninsular India by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ernet.in.