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  Lagerstroemia parviflora
 
  Family: LYTHRACEAE
  Citation:  Lagerstroemia parviflora Roxb., Pl. Corom. t. 66. 1795; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 514(362). 1919; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 202. 1994; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 379. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cimanii, Malamaruthu, Venthekku
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Deciduous trees, to 15 m high; bark dark brown or greyish-black, vertically furrrowed, exfoliating in long, thin flakes; blaze dull yellow. Leaves simple, opposite; stipules intrapetiolar, deciduous; petiole to 5 mm long, slender, glabrous; lamina 3.5-7.5 x 2-3 cm, elliptic, obovate-elliptic or oblong, base round or acute, apex acute, acuminate or obtuse-retuse, margin entire, glabrous or shortly pubescent beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent; intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, 2 mm across, white, fragrant, in lax axillary panicles; calyx tube 7 mm, campanulate, with a ring inside, smooth with out; lobes 6, to 3 mm, appressed to the capsule in fruit; petals 6, to 6 mm, ovate-suborbicular; claw 4 mm; stamens many, inserted near the base of the calyx tube, exserted; filaments to 1 cm; anthers 0.5 mm; ovary 2.5 mm, half inferior, sessile, glabrous, 4-6-celled, ovules many; style to 1 cm, curved; stigma capitate. Fruit a capsule, 3 x 1.5 cm, 3-4 valved, ovoid, brown; seeds many; wing terminal with a thick curved back.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Wayanad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist and dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Tropical Himalaya, India and Myanmar
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Pooyamkutty
   
 
   
 
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