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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers.

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






Synonym Lagerstroemia reginae 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 Jarol Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to1500 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Large woody and seed with an apical wings
Habitat Occurs in disturbed or secondary forests, grass lands and along rivers Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Burma, China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Java Bark Details Bark gray with thin yellowish line
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species It is a deciduous or semi-deciduous small to medium-sized or rarely large tree up to 40(45) m tall; bole fairly straight to crooked, branchless for up to 18 m, up to 100 cm in diameter, often fluted and sometimes with small buttresses, bark surface smooth or with small papery flakes Leaf Details Leaves 8–15 cm long and 3–7 cm broad with an acute apex

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details