Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers.

Common name

English: Banaba, Pride of india

German: K├Âniginblume, Kreppmyrte

Portuguese: Resedá-gigante

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Myrtales (71)

        Family: Lythraceae (12) (family description)

          Genus: Lagerstroemia (2)

           Epithet: speciosa (L.) Pers. (5)

Synonym: Adambea glabra Lam.

glabra => without hair, smooth, bald, bare

speciosa => beautiful

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Lagerstroemia speciosa at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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