Friday, December 16, 2011

The flower of crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia Speciosa)

This photo was taken at Bengkulu Botanical Garden Indonesia. The blooming of creep myrtle (Lagerstromia Speciosa) plant tree brings the beautiful purple color all over the top of the tree. This plant is not only has the beauty, but also useful plant to produce the timber for making furniture and material for making diabetes medicine as well.

Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass: Rosidae Order Myrtales
Family: Lythraceae – Loosestrife family
Genus: Lagerstroemia L. – lagerstroemia
Species: Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers


EXIF data:  Focal length: 300mm, F-stop: f/8, Exposure time: 1/500sec, ISO speed: ISO-500

Reference:
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LASP

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