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Lagerstroemia langkawiensis

Family Name: Lythraceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Tree


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Tree (Medium (16m-30m), Small (6m-15m))
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Malaysia
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
Local Conservation Status 1 Exotic

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Small to medium sized tree, growing up to about between 10 - 20 m tall.
Foliage Simple leaves, lanceolate to oblong, measuring 6 - 18 cm long, 2.5 - 6 cm wide, petiole 3 - 5 mm long, margin entire, glabrous on both surfaces.
Fruits Fruit is a capsule, elliptic-oblong, measuring 20 - 25 mm long and 10 - 13 mm wide.
Habitat Can be found in open lowland rainforest.
Etymology Genus Lagerstroemia is named after Magnus von Lagerstrom of Goteborg (1696 - 1759), friend of Linnaeus.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Opposite
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Margin Entire
Foliar Apex - Tip Acute
Foliar Base Rounded / Obtuse
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 3.0 (Tree - Intermediate Canopy)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Pink

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Master ID 1696
Species ID 2989
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Species record last updated on: 16 May 2019.