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  Lagerstroemia indica
 
  Family: LYTHRACEAE
  Citation:  Lagerstroemia indica L., Sp. Pl. (ed.2) 734. 1762; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 575. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 512(362). 1919; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 309. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Tindiyam
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Crepe Myrtle, Crepe flower, May flower, Myrtle, Queen's grape myrtle
  Description: Shrub, rarely arborescent, 2-3 (-6) m tall. Leaves variable, usually obovate, obtuse, 1-6.7 cm long, 6-35 mm broad. Panicles 6-15 cm long. Hypanthium 4-7 mm long, 7-10 mm broad, glabrous. Epicalyx lacking. Sepals 3.5-6 mm long, 2.5-5 mm broad, in fruit erect, herbaceous. Petals blade 1.6-2.5 cm long, 1.4-1.6 cm broad, claw 8-11 mm long. Capsule 10-12 mm in diameter.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-September
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown in gardens
  Distribution: Himalayas, China and Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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