Lagerstroemia speciosa (Taman)

Taxonomy

Kingdom:
Plantae
Division:
-
Class:
Magnoliopsida
Order:
Myrtales
Family:
Lythraceae
Genus:
Lagerstroemia
Species :
L. speciosa
Height:
40 - 60 Feet
Leaf Size:
8 - 15 cm
Leaf Type:
-

The Pride-of-India is a large tree with multiple trunks or stems diverging from just above the ground level. Flowers are produced in clusters at the tips of the branches. The fruit is a capsule which is dry at maturity and splits open to release the winged seeds.

Native Area:-

Requirement

Soil: clay; sand; loam; alkaline; acidic; well-drained

Sunlight: Full Sun

Utility

Medicinal: Has various medical applications that include blood pressure control, urinary dysfunctions (helps ease urination), cholesterol level control, treatment of diarrhea, facilitates bowel movement, diabetes and as an analgesic.

Flowers: -

Fruit: -

Importance

Religious: -

Cultural: -