Girish Mahajan

Lagerstroemia calyculata

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Lythraceae
Rank  Species
Order  Myrtales
Genus  Lagerstroemia
Lagerstroemia calyculata Dr Giuseppe MAZZA Journalist Scientific photographer
Similar  Lagerstroemia tomentosa, Lagerstroemia floribunda, Dipterocarpus intricatus, Dipterocarpus obtusifolius, Dipterocarpus tuberculatus

Lagerstroemia calyculata can be translated from the Vietnamese name (Bằng lăng ổi) as the "guava crape myrtle" (Thai: ตะแบก Tabaek); the name is derived from its very characteristic mottled flaky bark. It is a species of flowering plant in the Lythraceae family and found in Southeast Asia and Oceania.

Lagerstroemia calyculata The end for one of the last giants still standing in Asia39s forests

It is a medium-sized tree growing up to a height between 10 and 20 m. Like other species of the same genus, it is quite common as a decorative tree in the parks of Thailand owing to its beautiful bunches of pink flowers. Its wood has a low commercial value, which is why it thought to have maintained the forest structure in previously logged parts of Cat Tien National Park, where it may constitute >25% of tree counts.

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References

Lagerstroemia calyculata Wikipedia


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