Scientific name - Lagerstroemia indica L.
Lagerstroemia was named after Magnus von Lagerstroem Swedish botanist who collected plants from India for Carl Linnaeus.
Popular names - Myrtle crack, crack Myrtle Queens, Indian lilac, sarusuberi, hyaku-jikkò.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from China.
Description - deciduu tree. Global Crown-espansa. Body nodosa, latit basis. Ritidom thin, white-yellow, smooth, glossy. Decidue leaves, opposite or alternate, distances, almost sessile, lamina glabra, elliptic-lanceolata, shiny green on top, the green opaque on the bottom, edge entire, top acute, 7 x 2-3 cm, autumn leaves are brown - purple. Blossom panic terminal, 8-20 cm long, pedicel and peduncle bracts. Flowers about 4 cm, pink-purple or carmine, 2-3 cm diameter. Blooms in July-August. Fruit capsulesto dehiscence, opening only at the top.
Growth rate - moderate.
Requirements - soil moist, well-drained, sunny exhibitions.
Management - are clipped annually after flowering.
Propagation - by seeds or seedlings.
Cultivars and varieties - 'Carolina Beauty' - 6 m high, red flowers. Hang up to -19 ° C.
'Centennial Spirit' - dark red flowers, blooming in June-July, autumn leaves are red - orange. Hang up to -30 ° C.
'Victor' - 0.9 m high, red flowers, blooming in July-August.
Properties and Uses - Ornamental trees used in parks and gardens, the shaft alignment.
David A. Francko - Palms Will not Grow Here and Other Myths - Timber Press, 2003
Horacle Freestone Clay, James C. Hubbard, Rick Golta - Tropical Shrubs - University of Hawaii Press, 1987
Mark K. Stebbins - Flowering Trees of Florida - Pineapple, 1999
Michael A. Dirr - Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for warms climates - Timber Press, 2002
Ran Levy-Yamamori, Gerard Taafe - Garden Plants of Japan - Timber Press, 2004
Trees and shrubs
Tilia platyphyllos - Large-leaved Linden
Tilia platyphyllos - thermophilic species, grows only in plain and low hills, Europe and western Asia.
Large-leaved Linden, used as decorative trees in parks, and street alignments.
Pachira aquatica growing naturally along rivers in Central and South America. Is cultivated in world wide like ornamental, in hedges or solitary. Resistant to drought anf flooding.
The seeds of P. aquatica are delicious raw, boiled or roasted. Young leaves and flowers are also edible. The seeds are high in protein and edible oil.
Morus nigra - mulberry tree
The fruit of Morus nigra contain 9% sugar, organic acids, pectin, tannin, vitamins A and C, minerals and other substances. Berries can be eaten raw or dried, in puddings, jams, or sauce.
Clerodendrum bungei - ornamental species grown in parks and gardens and in pots but terraces. Leaves crushed leaves an unpleasant odor. In hot and humid climates become invasive.
Herbaceous perennial calcifuga, dioica, 30 cm high, caespitosa, densely pubescent. Prostrata strain or upward. Leaves acute seriacee with obvious central rib, lower leaves 9 x 1.5 cm subspatulate to oblong-lanceolata, ribbed, those of the middle stem is elliptical to oblong-lanceolata, united at the base.
Deciduu or semi-evergreen shrub, prostrat, 50-150 cm tall and 1.2-1.8 m wide, often branched, with horizontal branches. Buds are pink opening spring. Suborbiculare or elliptical leaves, glossy dark green. The flowers are pink, small, almost Sesi, 1-2, anther white blooms in May-June, attracting bees.
Ceiba pentandra - tree, native of tropical America, seen as a species cultivated in the Philippines, growing in arid regions,forests and grasslands from sea level to 1000 m altitude.
Teline canariensis - shrub native (endemic) of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, grows at the edge of forests of Pinus radiata and Laurus canariensis novo in association with Neotinea maculata, Hypericum reflexum and Cystus sympithifolius, from 500 to 1500 m altitude.
Perennial herbaceous, stem 7-40 cm high. Caulinare different from the basal leaves, the basal are lobate, and those are areas caulinare. Flower 3-5 cm diameter, white, yellow or red; 3.5 sepa obsolete; 5 or more petals, stamens numerous. Fruit achenes, top acuminata recurbat, 4,5-5,6 x 3,0-3,7 mm, brown doll. 2n = 16.