Impatiens gardneriana Wight

 
  • Family : BALSAMINACEAE
    (Balsam Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GUL-MEHNDI FAMILY (गुलमेंहदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Balsaminaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Impatiens setosa Hook.f. & Thomson
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Unresolved name
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Along margins of evergreen forests. Usually under the canopy of huge trees but also occurs in open plains; often grows in association with I.dasysperma, 500 – 1000m.
  • Key identification features : Annual herb; stems procumbent at base. Leaves serrate and long-glandular-ciliate. Corolla bright red or purple; wings subequally 2-lobed. Capsule oblong, glabrous. Seeds hairy.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-November
  • Collection Nos : Meebold 10712 (K), KFP 9649, KFP 12203
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Kottayam district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • Literature :
    • Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka
    • Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
    • Janarthanam & Dessai, 2011-Rheedea, Vol. 21(1) 23-80
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Impatiens gardneriana. Downloaded on 26 May 2024.

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