Taxon: Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers.

 
Genus: Lagerstroemia
Family: Lythraceae
Nomen number: 21399
Place of publication: Syn. pl. 2(1):72. 1806
Name Verified on: 22-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 13 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • pride-of-India  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • queen's crape-myrtle  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • queen's-flower  (Source: F Ceylon) - English
  • resedá-flor-da-rainha  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • resedá-gigante  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pyinma  (Source: Dict Gard) - Transcribed Burmese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)
  • Materials: wood (fide F Ceylon)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98. 2012 (L West Indies)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. 1994 (F Mesoamer)
  • Furtado, C. X. & M. Srisuko 1969. A revision of Lagerstroemia L. (Lythraceae) Gard. Bull. Singapore 24:264.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. Flora of Ecuador. 1973- (F Ecuador)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Llamas, K. A. Tropical flowering plants: a guide to identification and cultivation. 2003 (Trop Flow Pl)
  • Luna, R. K. Plantation trees. 1996 (Plantation Trees)
  • Parrotta, J. A. Healing plants of peninsular India. 2001 (Healing Pl India)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
  • Whitmore, T. C. et al., eds. Tree flora of Indonesia, Check list for Kalimantan. 1989 (Trees Kalim)
  • Whitmore, T. C. et al., eds. Tree flora of Indonesia, Check list for Sulawesi. 1989 (Trees Sulaw)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Lagerstroemia speciosa cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image