Lagerstroemia Speciosa

Lagerstroemia Speciosa

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Lagerstroemia speciosa (giant crape-myrtleQueen's crape-myrtlebanabá plant for Philippines, or Pride of India) is a species of Lagerstroemia native to tropical southern Asia.

It is a small to medium-sized tree growing to 20 metres tall, with smooth, flaky bark. The leaves are deciduous, oval to elliptic, 8–15 cm long and 3–7 cm broad, with an acute apex. Theflowers are produced in erect panicles 20–40 cm long, each flower with six white to purple petals 2–3.5 cm  long. The flowers in this plant blooms only once in a year at the peak of summer.