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Published In: Systema Naturae, Editio Decima 2: 1068, 1076, 1372. 1759. (Syst. Nat. (ed. 10)) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: Species c. 50, paleotropic. Many species are cultivated for their showy flowers, 3 of which are cultivated in Pakistan.


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Deciduous trees or shrubs, glabrous to tomentose. Young branches quadrangular. Leaves opposite, subopposite or alternate, sessile or petiolate. Inflorescence a terminal panicle. Flowers subsessile or pedicellate, 2-bracteate, bracteolate, 6-merous. Hypanthium infundibuliform. Petals corrugate-unguiculate. Stamens numerous, reclinate, inserted at the base of the hypanthium, exserted or included. Ovary subglobose, 3-6-locular; style curved. Capsule exceeding the hypanthium, 3-6-valved. Seeds winged at the top.

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1 Leaves glabrous or with simple hairs beneath. Calyx erect or spreading in fruit (2)
+ Leaves stellate tomentose. Calyx reflexed in fruit Lagerstroemia tomentosa
2 (1) Petiole c. 0.4 mm. Hypanthium not ribbed. Calyx erect in fruit, herbaceous. Petals 16-25 mm long. Capsule 10-12 mm in diameter Lagerstroemia indica
+ Petiole 5-9 mm. Hypanthium 12-ribbed. Calyx spreading in fruit, woody. Petals 32-35 mm long. Capsule 17-20 mm in diameter Lagerstroemia speciosa
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