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Published In: Systema Naturae, Editio Decima 2: 1076. 1759. (Syst. Nat. (ed. 10)) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: Spring and summer months.
Type: Type: Described from India. Herb. Linn. 684/1(LINN)
Distribution: Distribution: Extensively planted in the sub-continent.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Many varieties of Crepe Myrtle, differing in flower colour, are commonly cultivated in plains and foothills as road-side and garden shrubs.
Map Location: C-6 Peshawar, 1l.iv.70, S.A. Khan s.n.(RAW); C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Rawalpindi, Topi Park, 14.vi.38, Sarup Singh s.n. (RAW); the Mall, Zaffar Ali 6987 (RAW); Burton rd., Y. Nasir 7439 (RAW); Murree, 19.viii.44 Mohinder Singh s.n. (RAW); D-8 Lahore Dist.: Lahore, Botanical Garden, 11.viii.66, Saida Qureshi s.n. (KUH); F-5 Khairpur Dist.: Khairpur, S.M.H. Jafri 1525 (KUH).


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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.
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