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 parviflora Roxb.

Family: Lythraceae Genus: Lagerstroemia Species: Lagerstroemia parviflora Roxb.( सिद्ध )






Synonym Lagerstroemia lanceolata Wight & Arn., Murtughas parviflora Kuntze, Lagerstroemia fatioa Bl. Flower Color White
Common Name Dhaura, Lendia, Bakli, Sidi Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Crepe Myrtle, Crepe Flower Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Sidi Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Upto 1000 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit a capsule, valved, ovoid, brown; seeds many; wing terminal with a thick curved back.
Habitat Moist and dry deciduous forests Bark Type Exfoliating
Distribution Tropical Himalaya, India, Burma. Bark Details Bark dark brown or greyish-black, vertically furrrowed, exfoliating in long, thin flakes; blaze dull yellow.
Distribution in Haryana Morni-Pinjore, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species Tree is up to 20 m. Leaves oblong to ovate-pointed, pale on the underside. Small white flowers borne in 2-6 flowers clusters in leaf axils and at the end of branches. Petals flattish, shortly clawed. Six outers stamens longer than the rest. Fruit leathery capsule surrounded below by a persistent sepal-cup, oblong, 2.0 to 3 cms long, 3 to 4 celled, 3 to 6 valved. Seeds winged. Leaf Details Leaves opposite, 5-10 cm long, stalkless or on very short stalks.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details