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 speciosa (Linn.) Pers.

Family: Lythraceae Genus: Lagerstroemia Species: Lagerstroemia speciosa (Linn.) Pers.






Synonym Lagerstroemia reginae Roxb. Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Pride of India, Queen Crape Myrtle Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Queen’s Crepe Myrtle, Pride Of India, Queens Flower Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Jarul Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up To 1500m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Large woody and seed with an apical wings
Habitat Open habitats, nn disturbed or secondary forests, grass lands, and along rivers. Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Burma (Myanmar), Indo-China, China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra AndJava Bark Details Bark gray with thin yellowish line
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sukhna Choe Reserve Forest & Sukhna Lake , Manimajara and Daria, Sector 7, Sector 10, Sector 12, Sector 17, Sector 19, Sector 23, Sector 28, Sector 29, Sector 33, Sector 40, Sector 44, Sector 46, Sector 48, Sec Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Tree, 7 m or more tall. leaves oval or elliptic, obtuse or acutish, 8.2-15.2 cm long, 3.3-7.1 cm broad. Petiole 5-9 mm long. Panicles 14-35.5 cm long. sepals 7-8 mm long, 4.5-5mm broad, in fruit spreading, woody. Petals 3.2-3.5 cm long, 2.1-2.5 cm broad, claw 5-6 mm. ovary 6 mm in diameter. capsule 1.7-2 cm in diameter, rugose Leaf Details Leaves oval or elliptic, obtuse or acutish, 8.2-15.2 cm long, 3.3-7.1 cm broad .petiole 5-9 mm long

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details