Impatiens diversifolia B.Heyne ex Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : BALSAMINACEAE
    (Balsam Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GUL-MEHNDI FAMILY (गुलमेंहदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Balsaminaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Impatiens malabarica J.G. Klein ex Wight & Arn.; Impatiens arnottiana Miq. Ex Hook.f. & Thompson
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Impatiens diversifolia B.Heyne ex Wight & Arn.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Along the slopes of Western ghats in damp, moist areas
  • Comments / notes : Rare in marshy locations
  • Key identification features : An annual herb with rose-coloured flowers
  • Flower, Fruit : June-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Udupi district, Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Thrissur district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Konkan
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : South India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
    • Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District
    • Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
    • Janarthanam & Dessai, 2011-Rheedea, Vol. 21(1) 23-80.
    • Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Impatiens diversifolia. Downloaded on 23 May 2024.

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