literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Lagerstroemia reginae Roxb. ]Syn:
Lagerstroemia flosreginae Rets.;
Lagerstroemia speciosa (Linn.) Pers.]

Vernacular Name: Patali (O); Jarul (H); Queen Crape Myrtle (E).

Much branched tree. Leaves elliptic, oblong-elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous on both sides. Flowers purple, in long terminal panicles, ultimate branches cymosely 1- 3-flowered; calyx tube turbinate, ribbed; petals long-clawed, crumpled and wavy. Capsule subglobose, woody, 5-6 valved, seated on the persistent calyx-tube.
Common avenue tree along roads and also planted in gardens.
Flowering : April - August
Fruiting : September - December