Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Lagerstroemia indica Linn. 

Family: Lythraceae Genus: Lagerstroemia Species: Lagerstroemia indica Linn. 






Synonym  Lagerstroemia chinensis Linn., Lagerstroemia elegans Wall. ex Paxt., Lagerstroemia pulchra Salisb. Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Saoni Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Crape myrtle, Indian Lilac, Bonnet Flower Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Saoni Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Upto 1000 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Capsule 10-12 mm in diameter
Habitat Plains to Low Altitude, Cultivated Bark Type Smooth
Distribution South and Southeast Asia Bark Details The is a prominent feature being smooth, pinkish-gray and mottled, shedding each year.
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Manimajara and Daria Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Obovate
Description of Species Shrub, rarely arborescent, 2-3 (-6) m tall. Leaves variable, usually obovate, obtuse, 1-6.7 cm long, 6-35 mm broad. Panicles 6-15 cm long. Hypanthium , glabrous. Epicalyx lacking. Sepals 3.5-6 mm long, 2.5-5 mm broad, in fruit erect, herbaceous. Petals blade 1.6-2.5 cm long, 1.4-1.6 cm broad, claw 8-11 mm long. Capsule 10-12 mm in diameter. Leaf Details Leaves variable, usually obovate, obtuse, 1-6.7 cm long, 6-35 mm broad.

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