China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Jilin,
Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang) Taiwan (I), Korea (I), Java, Bhutan
Philippines (I), Burma (I), Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Andaman Isl.
(Middle Andaman Isl., South Andaman Isl.), Nepal, Pakistan (I),
Moluccas (I)
(Ambon (I)), Maldives (I), Australia (I) (Queensland (I)),, Chad (I), Mozambique
(I), Cameroon (I), Burkina Faso (I), Guinea (I), Jamaica (I), Belize (I), Costa
Rica (I), Haiti (I), Dominican Republic (I), Puerto Rico (I), Virgin Isl. (I)
(St. Croix (I), Tortola (I)), Cuba (I), Ecuador (I), Mexico (I), Panama (I),
Nicaragua (I), Lesser Antilles (I) (Antigua (I), St. Eustatius (I), St. Kitts
(I), Montserrat (I), Guadeloupe (I), Martinique (I), St. Vincent (I), Barbados
(I)), Venezuela (I), Brazil (I), Honduras (I), El Salvador (I), Bolivia (I),
Colombia (I), Trinidad & Tobago (I), New Caledonia (I), Fiji (I), American
Samoa (I) (Manua Isl. (I)), Cook Isl. (I) (Rarotonga (I)), Marshall Isl. (I)
(Kwajalein (I)), Palau Isl. (I) (Koror (I), Pohnpei (I)), Society Isl. (I)
(Tahiti (I), Tahaa (I), Raiatea (I)), Southern Marianas (I) (Guam (I)), Tonga
(I), Rotuma Isl. (I), Marquesas Isl. (I), USA (I) (Alabama (I), Arkansas (I),
Florida (I), Georgia (I), Indiana (I), Kentucky (I), Louisiana (I), Maryland
(I), Mississippi (I), North Carolina (I), South Carolina (I), Tennessee (I),
Texas (I), Virginia (I)), Tajikistan (I), Uzbekistan (I), Croatia (c)
as per Catalogue of life;

bonnet flower, common crape-myrtle, crape myrtle, crepe myrtle, Indian lilac • Hindi: सावनी saoni • Marathi: चीनमेंधी chinamendhi, विलायती मेंधी vilayati mendhi • Tamil: சீனப்பூ chinappu, pavalakkurinji • Telugu: చీనాగోరంట chinagoranta;
L. indica is usually a shrub less than 4 m tall, whereas L. speciosa is a tree up to 8 m tall; leaves of former are almost sessile (petiole barely 0.5 mm), shorter rarely exceeding 7 cm whereas in latter petiole is 5-9 mm long and leaves 8-17 cm long; Hypanthium in former is 4-7 mm long not ribbed, in latter 8-10 mm long and 12-ribbed.; calyx erect in fruit in former, spreading in latter; petals are hardly 16-25 mm long in former, 32-35 mm long in latter; capsule 10-12 mm in diam in former, 17-20 mm in latter    



Flora of Haryana: Lagerstroemia indica from GN Khalsa College KarnalLagerstroemia indica
from GN Khalsa College Karnal





striking White : Lagerstroemia indica: Attaching images of Lagerstroemia indica found on Rly. Stn.

Species : Lagerstroemia indica (L.) Pers.
Habit & Habitat : shrub, railway platform
Date : 12-05-12, 4.03 p.m.
Place : Shibaichandi Rly. Stn. (Hooghly)
ID help : efi thread

Thanks for sharing these nice photographs. Pink variety is also grown here .

I also have the pink variety in my archive and would share whenever i find the same (untidiness is my identifying character :).



Lagerstroemia indica (pink):  In my earlier post i told Mahadeswara Ji that i have pink variety of Crape Myrtle in my archive. Now, as i search my archives i find only three images and not of good quality. So, also attaching here newly recorded pictures of pink crape myrtle.

Species : Lagerstroemia indica (L.) Pers.
Habit & Habitat : shrub, garden
Date : 21-05-12, 12.19 p.m.
Place : Gobra (Hooghly)


efloraofindia:”For Id 08062012MR1’’ shrub with light pink flowers at Pune.Is this Malpighia emarginata?: 8th June 2012 Pune private society. Please Id this shrub of 3 feet height and light pink flowers in groups at the tip of the branches. I could just capture this single image. It was mixed with many other plants Is this Malpighia emarginata

no…. not barbados cherry… i have one barbados cherry in my balcony….. will upload some pictures of the flowers from last season when I get a chance.. but iiiin the mean time if you want to compare your leaves, … has a thread on barbados cherry…in indiatreepix…
your flower is Lagerstomia indica I think, JARUL

yes this is Lagerstomia indica ,(महाराष्ट्र वृक्ष )

Negative. Jarul / Taman [Lagerstroemia speciosa] is the State Flower of Maharashtra. Mango [Mangifera indica] is the State Tree of Maharashtra.

Please refer to my mail titled :
Re: [efloraofindia:114434] Is this Lagerstroemia speciosa
dated 23rd April 2012 where… has corrected me on this.

Thanks … for reminding about the state trees…
looking up the list for West Bengal.. i found that Flowers of india dot net has a list… at url:







For ID 100513GK :  Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Kindly help in identification
A woody shrub of about 5-7ft, found near railway line at Solapur, Maharshtra.
Pictures taken on 22Sep, 2012, 7am

Lagerstroemia indica
Family : Lythraceae




Requesting ID of this Lagerstroemia – Mumbai :05072013 : ARK-01 : September 2012 :  Attachments (3). 3 posts by 2 authors.

Requesting to please ID this Lagerstroemia captured in Mumbai in September 2012.

lagerstroemia indica 



Lagerstroemia – 2 – 310713 – RK :  Attachments (1). 7 posts by 3 authors.
Resembles our Pride of India. Please excuse image quality.
Pic taken in Los Altos, California

Pics taken on 03/07/2013 at 7 pm.

What is the height of the plant. Is it a shrub or a tree? To me it looks like a shrub.

This is a young tree – about 8′ in height.

To me it looks like Lagerstroemia indica.

Lagerstroemia indica is a very common ornamental in Bay area California.

Thank you, … for providing the species ID.




Lagerstroemia – 1 – California – 200713 – RK : Attachments (4). 4 posts by 3 authors.

Los Altos, California – 03/07/2013 – Late evening – around 7pm.

I hope Lagerostroemia indica. White flowered variety.

Thank you … for possible species ID.

efi page on Lagerstroemia indica


SL 30 141113 : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Please ID this ornamental shrub with pink flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Sep 2012.

Seems to be Lagerstroemia indica L.




Lagerstroemia For ID : California : 28FEB15 : AK-30 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2) 

Lagerstroemia Species seen in Sacramento.

A small cultivated, garden tree.

Should be Lagerstroemia indica





Lagerstroemia sp.? ABJUL01/18 : 5 posts by 3 authors. 5 images.
Yesterday visiting a nearby institute, I saw this cultivated tree growing in the compound.
I think it is a Lagerstroemia but could of course be wrong. Please advise.
Lagerstroemia sp.?
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
21 July 2015.

Very interesting.
But Lagerstroemia indica is a woody shrub. It seems to have become a big tree with multiple stems.
Is it a very-2 old plantation ?

Thank you … It was a medium size tree and appears to be L. indica. I am not sure if it is an old specimen but I will ask someone at the institute. Will share if I receive any information on this.


Fwd: SYMBIOSIS : 934 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Common Mormon visiting flowers of Lagerstroemia indica alba. (CREPE MYRTLE).


Fwd: SYMBIOSIS : 935 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Psyche butterfly visiting flowers of Lagerstroemia indica (CREPE MYRTLE).


ID- Srinagar garhwal region of uttarakhand 8-9-18 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

crepe myrtle, may be. the picture is out of focus. send a better picture or close ups of the flowers

lagerstroemia indica ! Please be informed that the pictures are of bad quality. Please post better pictures for ID


SYMBIOSIS : 1293 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Carpenter bee visiting flowers of Lagerstroemia indica (crape Myrtle)


Images by Surajit Koley (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)







Delhi on 3.5.08; at Roorkee, Uttaranchal 24Jul, 2009; Joshimath. Uttarakhand- 15.7.10; Trees of Delhi- Flowering begins in mid May & lasts through the rains. Flowering trees in delhi–Lagerstoemia indica(crape myrtle) – indiantreepix | Google Groups Plant for Id – indiantreepix | Google Groups Fwd: Id please – indiantreepix | Google Groups Crepe Myrtle L.Indica – indiantreepix | Google Groups Lagerstroemia tomentosa – indiantreepix | Google Groups For ID240810 b ET – efloraofindia | Google Groups





August2015sk01/01 — Lagerstroemia cultivar :  6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)
Plant height : 5.5 ft; entirely glabrous to pubescent

Stem diam. at base : around 1 inch
Leaf : 11 x 4.2 cm or less; sub-sessile, almost all acute tipped; glabrous (to pubescent) on both side; abaxially light green; lateral veins 10 pairs or less
Flower : 6-7 cm across; floral tube 1.2 cm, 6 merous, 6 ribbed; epicalyx absent; petal around 2.5 cm including claw
Capsule : not seen
Possibility : a cultivar close to L. indica L., maybe a certain hybrid similar to Researchgate link 
Please provide your view
Pictures were recorded yesterday except the last one (today).

I think it is L. indica “Lancastrii”.

Thank you Madam, couldn’t find anything on L. indica “Lancastrii” in google-search.

This is neither L. indica nor L. speciosa. I do not know what this species can be.

Lagerstroemia species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 



This small tree is growing in my home. It doesn’t fruit usually. But today I noticed three there – attached here the pictures of the fruit and seeds. I think it is  L. indica L.

Also attached herewith old pictures for your perusal.
Fruit and seed can be compared with the pictures at – 
Additional 2 images.

May I request you to pl. post the habit image.


Here are the pictures, taken today. But nothing much can be seen now. Please wait until new foliage grows again.

Attachments (6)



New foliage appears Sir, on this small tree.

Attachments (3) – around 800 kb each.


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