Lagerstroemia microcarpa

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Lagerstroemia microcarpa
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Leaves of L. microcarpa
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Lythraceae
Genus: Lagerstroemia
L. microcarpa
Binomial name
Lagerstroemia microcarpa

Lagerstroemia microcarpa is a flowering tree that is endemic to India.

It is native to the Western Ghats mountain range, located in southwestern India.


The tree grows to 25 m (82 ft) tall.[1]

It is known as "Nude Lady of the Forest" for its soft and smooth bark resembling the "thigh of woman." [1][2]



  1. ^ a b "Lagerstroemia microcarpa Wt. - LYTHRACEAE". Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  2. ^ Michel H. Porcher (2013). "Sorting Lagerstroemia names". MULTILINGUAL MULTISCRIPT PLANT NAME DATABASE. The University of Melbourne. Retrieved 29 January 2015.