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Lagerstroemia microcarpa

Lythraceae (Lythrum, or loosestrife family) » Lagerstroemia microcarpa

 

la-ger-STROO-mee-uh -- named for Magnus von Lagerström, Swedish naturalist

my-kro-KAR-puh -- meaning, tiny fruit

 

commonly known as: ben teak, nana • Kannada: ನಮ್ದಿಮರ nandimara • Konkani: नरम naram • Malayalam: വെള്ളിലവ് vellilav, വെന്തേക്ക് ventheekk • Marathi: बोंडारा bondara, कुंबया kumbaya, नाना or नाणा nana • Tamil: கச்சைக்கட்டை kaccai-k-kattai, வெள்விளா vel-vila, வெண்டேக்கு ventekku • Telugu: చిన్నంగి chinnangi

 

Endemic to: Western Ghats (India)

  

References: Flowers of IndiaThe Gazetteers DepartmentDDSA

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Taken on May 30, 2008