5493.000 Lagerstroemia L.

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Leaves opposite or the upper alternate, simple. Inflorescences of showy flowers in axillary or terminal panicles. Calyx turbinate or hemispherical, usually 5-8-lobed; tube straight. Petals 5-8, clawed; limb often crinkled or fringed. Stamens numerous. Ovary 3-6-locular. Fruit a woody capsule, loculicidally dehiscent by 3-6 valves. Seeds winged.

Derivation of name: After Magnus von Lagerström, 1696-1759, Swedish friend of Linnaeus

Worldwide: 53 species from tropical Asia to Australia

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

Lagerstroemia indica

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indica L.Description, Image
reginae Roxb.
speciosa (L.) Pers.

Other sources of information about Lagerstroemia:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lagerstroemia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lagerstroemia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lagerstroemia
Wikipedia: Lagerstroemia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lagerstroemia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lagerstroemia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Lagerstroemia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1825, retrieved 13 April 2021

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