img
Flowers

Queen
Crape Myrtle

Not Evaluated

Unknown

Queen Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia speciosa

This tropical flowering tree is one of the most outstanding summer bloomers. Lagerstroemia speciosa is a larger form of the more commonly grown L. indica (Crape myrtle.) It is called Queen Crape Myrtle because it's the Queen of the Crape Myrtles, dominating with grand size and larger, crinkled flowers. The name Crape myrtle is given to these tree/shrubs because of the flowers which look as if made from delicate crape paper. Lagerstroemia speciosa is a large tree growing up to 50' but it can be kept smaller by trimming. It stands on an attractive, spotted bark that often peels. This bark is commercially used and is a valuable timber. The large leaves are also appealing as they turn red right before they drop in the winter. A postal stamp was issued by the Indian Postal Department to commemorate this flower.

Pride of India

Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    এজাৰ
  • Bengali:
    জারুল
  • Hindi:
    जरुल, अर्जुन
  • Malayalam:
    പൂമരുത്
  • Marathi:
    ताम्हण, तामण, जारूळ बोंद्रा, बुंद्रा, मोठा बोंडारा (कोकण)
  • Tamil:
    கதலி
  • Telugu:
    సొగసులచెట్టు
Media Gallery
Taxanomy

MYRTALES
LYTHRACEAE
Lagerstroemia speciosa

Quick Facts
  • It is a state flower of Maharashtra.
Similar Flowers

similar Flowers you may like

img

Andaman Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia hypoleuca
Read more
img

Common Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica
Read more
img

Pomegranate

Punica granatum
Read more