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Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Lagerstroemia archeriana F.M.Bailey
Bailey, F.M. (1883) A Synopsis of the Queensland Flora: 196. Type: Found on the Palmer River by Mr. J.C. Baird.
Lagerstroemia archeriana var. glabrescens F.M.Bailey, Queensland Agricultural Journal 15(8): 898(1905), Type: Walsh River, T. Barclay-Millar, March, 1891. Coen, Mrs. R.W. Garraway, April, 1905.. Lagerstroemia archeriana F.M.Bailey subsp. archeriana, Flora of Australia 18: 112(), Type: ?. Lagerstroemia archeriana F.M.Bailey var. archeriana, Queensland Agricultural Journal 15(8): 898(1905), Type: ?.
Queensland Crepe Myrtle; Crepe Myrtle; Native Crepe Myrtle
Leaf blades about 7-17 x 2-5 cm. Petioles short. Stipules visible on young shoots, small, with a short swollen base and abruptly tapering into a small, prickle-like tip. Lateral veins curved throughout their length, sometimes forming loops inside the blade margin. Bark on the larger twigs tending to be scaly and/or slightly stringy.
Distribution and Ecology
This widespread tree which usually occurs in drier forests is already in cultivation. This species has horticultural merit producing large numbers of mauve, pink or purple flowers which are large and showy.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)