Lagerstroemia lanceolata Wight & Arn., Murtughas
parviflora Kuntze, Lagerstroemia fatioa Bl.
||Dhaura, Lendia, Bakli, Sidi
|English / Trade Name
||Crepe Myrtle, Crepe Flower
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Upto 1000 m
||Fruit a capsule, valved, ovoid, brown; seeds many; wing terminal with a thick curved back.
||Moist and dry deciduous forests
||Tropical Himalaya, India, Burma.
||Bark dark brown or greyish-black, vertically furrrowed, exfoliating in long, thin flakes; blaze dull yellow.
|Distribution in Haryana
||Morni-Pinjore, Yamuna Nagar
||Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
|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.
||Leaves opposite, 5-10 cm long, stalkless or on very short stalks.