Lagerstroemia microcarpa ?;


Tree for identification PM 001 030212: Photographed on 3rd Feb 2012 at altitude of 658 Mtrs.

This should be Lagerstroemia lanceolata or Nana in Marathi. Capsules should be 1 cm long to confirm this ID. I feel you need not be a botanist to measure and give sizes of fruits and leaves.

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identification no 070711sn3:  Kindly identify this tree, taken at Mulshi, Pune in May11 

lagerstroemia microcarpa नाणा

To me it look more closer to Lagerstroemia parviflora, even this plant is also called as Nana in Marathi.

Affirmative. This is Nana [Lagerstromia parviflora]. My photographs of this are available in the archives of this group.

This is L. microcarpa since the leaves are petiolate. In L. parviflora the leaves are sessile. Capsule size could have been another distinct character.



Goa photo for identification – 7:
For identification please 

Any more photos available ? Is it found growing wild ? … when was this plant fruiting ?

Its Lagerstroemia lanceolata or now correctly called as L. microcarpa from family Lythraceae Commonly called Nana in Maharashtra 

lagerstroemia microcarpa 


Lagerstroemia microcarpa: Lagerstroemia microcarpa (Nana in Marathi) of Lythraceae family. Occasionally common in moist deciduous forests of Western Ghats. Endemic to region. Photographed on 4th May`12 at Barvi Forest, Badlapur – Maharashtra

yes crepe myrtle… shrub… not a tree I believe??




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Pics taken at Aambyvalley Rd., Lonavala, Pune in May 15.


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