Impatiens acaulis var. acaulis Arn.

 
  • Family : BALSAMINACEAE
    (Balsam Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GUL-MEHNDI FAMILY (गुलमेंहदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Balsaminaceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Impatiens acaulis Arn.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On slopes of hills along waterfalls and perennial dripping rocks. Found distributed between rock crevices, vertical black boulders, amidst grasses in loose soil; spray zones of waterfalls and cemented walls and also tree trunks. (Janarthanam et al , 2011). Chromosome No.: 2n=20 (Bhaskar, 1976, 1980).
  • Key identification features : Pollens 4-colpate; exine reticulate.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district, Yercaud Hills, Shevaroy Hills (Salem district)
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature :
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
    • Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi
    • Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Impatiens acaulis var. acaulis. Downloaded on 20 May 2024.

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