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 speciosa (Linn.) Pers.

Family: Lythraceae Genus: Lagerstroemia Species: Lagerstroemia speciosa (Linn.) Pers.( जारूल )






Synonym Lagerstroemia reginae Roxb. Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Pride of India, Queen Crape Myrtle Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Queen’s Crepe Myrtle, Pride Of India, Queens Flower Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Jarul Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up To 1500m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit a capsule, rugose, woody with an apical wings
Habitat Open habitats, in disturbed or secondary forests, grass lands, and along rivers Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Burma (Myanmar), Indo-China, China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra AndJava Bark Details Bark smooth, gray with thin yellowish line flaky
Distribution in Haryana Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species TTree upto 15 with smooth, flaky bark. Leaves oval or elliptic, obtuse or with an acute apex. Flowers produced in erect panicles, each flower with six white to purple petal; Hypanthium in former not ribbed, in latter 12-ribbed.; calyx erect in fruit in former, spreading in latter; petals pink, Fruit a capsule, rugose, woody Leaf Details Leaves oval or elliptic, obtuse or with an acute apex.

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