Lagerstroemia indica L.

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Lagerstroemia indica

Photo: Bart Wursten
In front of La Rochelle Hotel, Penhalonga

Lagerstroemia indica

Photo: Bart Wursten
In front of La Rochelle Hotel, Penhalonga

Lagerstroemia indica

Photo: Bart Wursten
In front of La Rochelle Hotel, Penhalonga

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Synonyms:
Common names: Crape myrtle (English) Pride of India (English)
Frequency:
Status: Cultivated
Description: Usually a shrub, to 7 m. Leaves: petiole short or 0; lamina elliptic or oblong, pubescent on veins beneath. Flowers showy, pink, white or purple. Calyx hairless, not ribbed. Petals 6, with a long claw and fringed limb. Stamens c. 40. Capsule 0.8-1.2 mm long.
Notes: Commonly cultivated in Zimbabwe gardens and as a street tree.
Derivation of specific name: indica: of India
Habitat:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Asia and N Australia
Zimbabwe distribution:
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Insects (whose larvae eat this species):
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Content last updated: Monday 24 January 2011
Literature:

Bailey, L.H. (1949). Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York. Page 720.

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External websites:

African Plant Database: Lagerstroemia indica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Lagerstroemia indica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lagerstroemia indica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lagerstroemia indica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lagerstroemia indica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lagerstroemia indica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lagerstroemia indica
Ispot Southern Africa : Lagerstroemia indica
JSTOR Plant Science: Lagerstroemia indica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lagerstroemia indica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lagerstroemia indica
Tropicos: Lagerstroemia indica
West African Plants database: Lagerstroemia indica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Lagerstroemia indica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=165600, retrieved 27 November 2014

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