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:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lagerstroemia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lagerstroemia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lagerstroemia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Lagerstroemia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Lagerstroemia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lagerstroemia
JSTOR Plant Science: Lagerstroemia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lagerstroemia
Plants of the World Online: Lagerstroemia
Tropicos: Lagerstroemia
Wikipedia: Lagerstroemia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Lagerstroemia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1825, retrieved 30 May 2024

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