Overview

Distribution

Yunnan [Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].
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Distribution: A native of Burma. Cultivated elsewhere.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Trees, 20-30[-35] m tall. Bark gray, fibrous, to 1 cm thick; stem, petioles, leaves, floral tubes, and ovaries densely golden tomentose; trichomes dendritic. Petiole 4-8 mm; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate or ovate, 8-18 × 4-6.5 cm, abaxially tomentose, glabrescent except on midvein, lateral veins 9-11 pairs, base rounded, apex acute to shortly acuminate. Panicles 8-20 cm, relatively open. Floral tube 6-merous, 8-10 mm, 12-ribbed, densely golden tomentose; sepals 3-4 mm, adaxially completely glabrous; annulus absent; epicalyx absent. Petals white, pale pink, or purple, ovate, 1-1.6 cm including claw 3-5 mm, base obtuse. Stamens 24-70, dimorphic. Ovary densely golden tomentose. Capsules globose to ovoid-oblong, 1-1.5 × 0.8-1.1 cm, 6-valved, apex tomentose. Seeds 6-7 mm including wing. Fl. May, fr. Aug-Nov.
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Description

Tree; branches stellately pubescent to tomentose, becoming glabrous. Leaves elliptic, acuminate, stellately pubescent beneath, 7-14.8 cm long, 3.2-6.2 cm broad, petiole 6-10 mm. Panicles c. 11 cm long. Hypanthium c. 5 mm long, c. 10 mm broad, pubescent, 12-ribbed, 6 of which obscure in fruit. Sepals 3 mm long, 3 mm broad, in fruit reflexed. Capsule 10-12 mm in diameter, rugose.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Lagerstroemia tomentosa var. caudata Koehne; Murtughas tomentosa (C. Presl) Kuntze.
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Ecology

Habitat

Mixed forests; 600-1200 m.
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flower/Fruit

Fl. Per.: June July.
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Notes

Comments

Planted in the plains. Not common.
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