(First upload on April 7 2015. Last on April 1 2017) [ 日本語 | English ]

Lagerstroemia subcostata Koehne

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Lagerstroemia L. (サルスベリ)

L. indica L. (サルスベリ) L. speciosa (L.) Pers. (オオバナサルスベリ) L. subcostata Koehne (シマサルスベリ)

Lagerstroemia subcostata in Japan

Shimasarusuberi (シマサルスベリ, 島百日紅), Chinese crapemyrtle
Lifeform: deciduous tree < 20 m tall
Distribution: subtropical regions in the East Asia, i.e., southern China - Taiwan - Ryuku (Amami Island · Tokuno Island)
Habitat: forests
Flower: small and white ⇔ L. indica (short tree)
Seed dispersal: wind using wing
Use: street tree, park tree, etc.
var. fauriei (Koehne) Hatus. ex Yahara (ヤクシマサルスベリ)

Syn. Lagerstroemia fauriei Koehne


[1] a tree transplanted in the Arboretum of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kagoshima University, on Mary 19 2015. [2/3] in the Koishikawa Botanical Garden (小石川植物園), the University of Tokyo, on March 16 2017. ⇒ bark (樹皮).