Impatiens glandulifera Royle

 
  • Family : BALSAMINACEAE
    (Balsam Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GUL-MEHNDI FAMILY (गुलमेंहदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Balsaminaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Balsamina glandulifera (Royle) Ser.; Balsamina macrochila (Lindl.) Ser.; Balsamina roylei (Walp.) Ser.; Impatiens candida Lindl.; Impatiens cornigera Hook.; Impatiens glanduligera Lindl.; Impatiens macrochila Lindl.; Impatiens moschata Edgew.; Impatiens royleana Payer; Impatiens roylei Walp.; Impatiens roylei var. candida (Lindl.) Hook.f.; Impatiens roylei var. macrochila (Lindl.) Hook.f.; Impatiens roylei var. moschata (Edgew.) Hook.f.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Impatiens glandulifera Royle
  • Common name : Policeman’s helmet, Himalayan balsam, Ornamental jewelweed
  • Habit : Perennial herb
  • Habitat : Damp places and along streams of Himalayas, altitude 2000-3000 m.
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated in Europe
  • Flower, Fruit : July-September
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Himachal Pradesh : Kinnaur district
  • Native : India, West Himalaya
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : West Himalaya
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 91
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Impatiens glandulifera. Downloaded on 29 May 2024.

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