Botanical name: Lagerstroemia duperreana Family: Lythraceae (Crape Bottlebrush family)
Synonyms: Lagerstroemia thorellii
Thorel's Crape Myrtle is a not very common crape myrtle native to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Leaves are oblong, deeply reticulately veined. Flowers are purple, with crumpled petals typical of crape myrtles. The flowers fade to white. Flowering: July-September.
Identification credit: Prashant Awale
The flower labeled Thorel's Crape Myrtle is ...