Lagerstroemia speciosa (English)
Contributed by: SUDARSHAN GOGOI on 2015-06-02
1. Tree(Common Noun-Common) A large tree having sinewy, fluted stems and branches with a mottled appearance that arises from having bark that sheds throughout the year. The leaves are opposite, simple, with entire margins, and vary from 5-20 cm (2-8 in). While all species are woody in nature, they can range in height from over 100 feet to under one foot. Flowers are borne in summer and autumn. Colours vary from deep purple to red to white, with almost every shade in between. The fruit is a capsule, green and succulent at first, then ripening to dark brown or black dryness. The timber of some species has been used to manufacture bridges, furniture and railway sleepers. এবিধ উদ্ভিদ, বসন্ত কালত ফুলে, ফুলবোৰৰ ৰঙ বেঙুনীয়া৷