Impatiens minor var. hirsuta Bhaskar

    (Balsam Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GUL-MEHNDI FAMILY (गुलमेंहदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Balsaminaceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Tropical evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : The varitey gets its name from the hirsute nature of standard
  • Key identification features : Upper younger leaves biglandular at base, glands white or red tinged at tip, inner side of each wing provided with a longitudinal purple line or discontinuous purple spots enclosing a pair of white 'eyes', but invisible if the flowers are white; pedicels glabrous; keel as well as lateral sides strigosely hairy; basal lobes and dorsal auricles absent; Capsules are green-lined on septa.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-October
  • Collector(s) Name : Bhaskar
  • Collection Date : 24-10-2010
  • Collection Nos : 866 (UASB) Holotype
  • Collection Locality : Mananthavady, Wynad District
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Shivamogga district, Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district
  • Native : India
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature :
    • V. Bhaskar (2012). Taxonomic Monograph on Impatiens L. (Balsaminaceae) of Western Ghats, South India – the key genus for Endemism. Centre for Plant Taxonomic Studies, Bangalore. pp.158-159.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. minor var. hirsuta. Downloaded on 29 May 2024.

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