Lagerstroemia speciosa is commonly called the Queen Crape Myrtle. It is a larger form of the more commonly grown L. indica (Crape myrtle.) The name Crape myrtle is given to these tree/shrubs because of the flowers which look as if made from delicate crape paper.
Lagerstroemia speciosa is a large tree growing up to 50' but it can be kept smaller by trimming. It stands on an attractive, spotted bark that often peels. This bark is commercially used and is a valuable timber. Lagerstroemia Speciosa is commonly called 'Taman' in Marathi