Lagerstroemia microcarpa Wight 

(Images by Dinesh Valke (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade & J.M.Garg))















Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers. (Images by tspkumar) 




Lagerstroemia tomentosa C. Presl (Images by Mohina Macker (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade))



Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name

Shrub Plains to Low
Altitude, Cultivated
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All districts Tindiyam,
Lagerstroemia microcarpa Wight Tree Western
Ghats, Dry Deciduous to Moist Deciduous Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Kanniyakumari, Nilgiri, Tirunelveli
Lagerstroemia parviflora Roxb. Tree Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Dry Deciduous Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Matthew, 1983
Dharmapuri, Nilgiri, Salem, Tiruvannamalai, Viluppuram
Lagerstroemia reginae Roxb. is a synonym of Lagerstroemia speciosa Tree Cultivated,
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Poo Maruthu


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Lagerstroemia duperreana   Lythraceae Thorel’s Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia floribunda Lagerstroemia turbinata Lythraceae Tropical Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica Lythraceae Common Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia microcarpa Lagerstroemia lanceolata Lythraceae Ben Teak
Lagerstroemia parviflora Lythraceae Small Flowered Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia speciosa Lythraceae Queen Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia tomentosa Lythraceae White Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica Linn. (Extensively planted in the sub-continent)
Lagerstroemia speciosa (Linn.) Pers. (Assam and South India. Cultivated elsewhere) (syn: Lagerstroemia regina Roxb.)
Lagerstroemia tomentosa Presl (A native of Burma. Cultivated elsewhere)

Lagerstroemia indica L. (Himalaya, Indo-China, China, widely cultivated)
Lagerstroemia parviflora Roxb. (Tropical Himalaya (Kumaun to Sikkim), India, Burma)
Lagerstroemia reginae Roxb. (Burma, Thailand, Indo-China, Malaysia, sometimes planted) is a synonym of Lagerstroemia speciosa
Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers. (No distribution given)

Lagerstroemia indica Linnaeus [Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; widely cultivated throughout these and other warm regions of the world].
Lagerstroemia tomentosa C. Presl [Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam]. 

Key for Genus Lagerstroemia : 2 posts by 2 authors.
Can you help me with identification key for species under Lagerstroemia.

Some keys you can find on the individual pages of efi at Lagerstroemia.

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Details-
Lagerstroemia thorellii Gagnep. (? as per Trees of Delhi (2005), Lagerstroemia thorellii is misaapplied in India for Lagerstroemia speciosa)/ (or ? syn. of Lagerstroemia duperreana Pierre ex Gagnep.)   

An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details with keys

Lagerstroemia reginae Roxb. is a synonym of Lagerstroemia speciosa

Antidiabetic Plants in India and Herbal Based Antidiabetic Research By K. Chandrasekhar Naidu (2003)- Details

Lagerstroemia reginae Roxb. is a synonym of Lagerstroemia speciosa

Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Details-

Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah (2000)- Details-

Lagerstroemia reginae Roxb. is a synonym of Lagerstroemia speciosa

Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide By Pradip Krishen (2005)- Details-
Plant Wealth of the Lower Ganga Delta: An Eco-taxonomical Approach By Kumudranjan Naskar (1993)- Details with keys
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah (2007)- Details with keys
Lagerstroemia reginae Roxb. is a synonym of Lagerstroemia speciosa

Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- Details-

Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (2000)- Details-

Lagerstroemia (‎Lythraceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Lagerstroemia (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide updated complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

Pl. go through Lagerstroemia page with images of species in efloraofindia (done by Bhagyashri ji).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.

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