Thorel's Crape Myrtle
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Thorel's Crape Myrtle
ntroduced Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Thorel's Crape Myrtle
Botanical name: Lagerstroemia duperreana    Family: Lythraceae (Crape Myrtle 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
Photographed in Mumbai.
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