Flowering Trees of Thailand – Pride of India

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.

flowering Pride of India tree
Pride of India tree flowers
Pride of India tree flowers
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