Impatiens cuspidata Wight & 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) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name :
    • Thottachinungi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Stream banks of Shola
  • Comments / notes : Marshy places in evergreen forests, often along roadsides
  • Key identification features : Glaucous white stem
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Collector(s) Name : R. Raghavendra Rao
  • Collection Date : 02/10/1972
  • Collection Nos : R.R.Rao 1784; R.R.Rao 14001; Barnes 1970
  • Collection Locality : B.R. Hills, Chamarajanagar district (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • 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 cuspidata. Downloaded on 26 May 2024.

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