Impatiens fruticosa Lesch. ex DC.

 
  • 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 fruticosa Lesch. ex DC.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on sun-exposed ravines with perennial streams along shola forest up to 1200 m.
  • Key identification features : Small shrub with pink flowers
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature :
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
    • Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Impatiens fruticosa. Downloaded on 23 May 2024.

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