genus Lagerstroemia


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Related to genus Lagerstroemia: Lagerstroemia indica, Lagerstroemia speciosa
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Noun1.genus Lagerstroemia - shrubs or small trees of tropical Asia and Africa usually with showy white, pink, or purplish flowers
plant genus - a genus of plants
family Lythraceae, loosestrife family, Lythraceae - herbs and shrubs and small trees with pink or purple flowers
crape myrtle, crepe flower, crepe myrtle, Lagerstroemia indica - ornamental shrub from eastern India commonly planted in the southern United States
Lagerstroemia speciosa, Queen's crape myrtle, pride-of-India - native to Asia, Australia, and East Indies, where it provides timber called pyinma; used elsewhere as an ornamental for its large showy flowers
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Lagerstroemia indica(Crape myrtle, Crepe myrtle) is a species in the genus Lagerstroemia in the family Lythraceae.
The fruits, from a superior ovary enclosed within a persistent floral tube, strongly suggest those of the Asian tree genus Lagerstroemia, even displaying the contorted seed cotyledons characteristic of Lagerstroemia.