Lagerstroemia loudonii

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Lagerstroemia loudonii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Lythraceae
Genus: Lagerstroemia
Species: L. loudonii
Binomial name
Lagerstroemia loudonii
Teijsm. & Bin

Lagerstroemia loudonii (Thai: เสลา Salao) is a species of flowering plant in the Lythraceae family. Its origin is in Burma and Thailand, where it is found in the wild in Isan and the East down to Central Thailand.[1]

Salao is a medium-sized tree growing up to a height between 10 and 20 m. It is quite common as a decorative tree in the parks of Thailand owing to its beautiful bunches of pink flowers.[2] The tree and its flower are the provincial tree as well as the provincial flower of Nakhon Sawan Province.


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