|Common name: Crape-myrtle.
Voucher: Kostadinov 042, (URV)
Brief description: A glabrous, deciduous shrub to 6 m; the bark is characteristically smooth, reddish-brown. Leaves are sessile to short-petioled, elliptic or oblong, simple, opposite(sometimes the upper ones alternate), entire, pinnately veined, pubescent on veins beneath, margins entire. Flowers are perfect, pink, white or purple, in panicles. Fruits are a woody, oblong, dehiscent capsule.
Campus data: Very frequently cultivated everywhere on campus.