Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Lagerstroemia indica Linn. 

Family: Lythraceae Genus: Lagerstroemia Species: Lagerstroemia indica Linn. ( सावनी )






Synonym Lagerstroemia chinensis Linn., Lagerstroemia elegans Wall. ex Paxt., Lagerstroemia pulchra Salisb. Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Saoni Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Crape myrtle, Indian Lilac, Bonnet Flower Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Saoni Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Upto 1000 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Capsule 10-12 mm in diameter.
Habitat Plains to Low Altitude, Cultivated Bark Type Smooth
Distribution South and Southeast Asia Bark Details The bark is a prominent feature being smooth, pinkish-gray and mottled, shedding each year.
Distribution in Haryana Morni-Pinjore, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Obovate
Description of Species Shrub, rarely arborescent, 2-3 (-6) m tall. Leaves variable, usually obovate, obtuse, 1-6.7 cm long, 6-35 mm broad. Panicles 6-15 cm long. Hypanthium , glabrous. Epicalyx lacking. Sepals 3.5-6 mm long, 2.5-5 mm broad, in fruit erect, herbaceous. Petals blade 1.6-2.5 cm long, 1.4-1.6 cm broad, claw 8-11 mm long. Capsule 10-12 mm in diameter. Leaf Details Leaves variable, usually obovate, obtuse, 1-6.7 cm long, 6-35 mm broad.

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