Thai Name – Intanin Nam (อินทนิลน้ำ)
Scientific Name – Lagerstroemia speciosa
Family Name – Lythraceae
Other English Names – Crepe Myrtle, Rose of India
Flowering Season – March-May
Native to Thailand –Yes
Typical Height – 10-20 meters
A very common street-side ornamental tree in Thailand, the Pride of India is unmistakable when it’s flowering. It has long (up to 40cm) pointy flower clusters ranging purple to pink; in Thailand they’re frequently a pale lavender. The distinctive cluster shape makes it easy to differentiate from the similar looking Loudon’s Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia loudonii / salao, เสลา). Pride of India is Sakon Nakhon’s provincial tree and provincial flower, as well as being the provincial tree of Ranong.