Impatiens chinensis L.

 
  • 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 chinensis L.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Machinga, Oanapoovu, Pily, Paily (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshy areas in grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Common on rocky slopes of mid-elevations and on sun-exposed marshes.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Maharashtra : Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district, Keonjhar district, Kalhandi district, Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district
  • Native : China, Himalayas
  • World Distribution : Himalayas, India, Myanmar, China, Bangladesh, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2
    • Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished)
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Impatiens chinensis. Downloaded on 23 May 2024.

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