Thai Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia floribunda)

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J.M. Garg

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Jul 22, 2007, 10:47:59 PM7/22/07
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It's a small deciduous tree with characteristic bark as in the picture with simple leaves, with flowers (mauve pink fading to white) in large terminal clusters as in the pictures with typical Lagerstromia crinkly petals & fruit a pea-sized woody capsule (not in the pictures). Lagerstroemia speciosa (Jarul) & Lagerstroemia indica (Crape Myrtle) are more prominently grown in Kolkata compared to Thai Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia floribunda). Picture taken at Joka, Kolkata recently. Crape Myrtles are one of the longest flowering trees, flowering upto 120 days. 
Here is some more information on its Genus:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crape_myrtle

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JM Garg

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Feb 11, 2020, 6:22:48 AM2/11/20
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J.M. Garg

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Feb 11, 2020, 6:55:44 AM2/11/20
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It should be Lagerstroemia floribunda only (two of my original images of the same plant available at August2015sk03/03 -- Lagerstroemia cultivar2) in view of discussions at Lagerstroemia duperreana Pierre from Bangalore-GS12012020-1 as per differences given below:
Lagerstroemia duperreana Pierre ex Gagnep.
SPOT-CHARACTERS. — Bark light brown, flaking; leaves, inflorescences, ovaries, capsules all glabrous; pseudopedicel long, 6-12 mm long; calyx lobes conspicuous densely whitish hairy in upper part within.
DISTRIBUTION. — Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam.

Lagerstroemia floribunda Jack
SPOT-CHARACTERS. — Bark light brown, flaking; inflorescences short-hairy rust coloured; calyx tube c. 12-ridged; ovary densely hairy; capsules hairy, especially at apex.
DISTRIBUTION. — Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia.

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