Impatiens oppositifolia L.

 
  • Family : BALSAMINACEAE
    (Balsam Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GUL-MEHNDI FAMILY (गुलमेंहदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Balsaminaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Impatiens rosmarinifolia Retz; Balsamina oppositifolia (L.) DC; Balsamina rosmarinifolia (Retz.) DC.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Impatiens oppositifolia L.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Tropical evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare. Found growing in open grasslands; often forming large scattered colonies
  • Key identification features : A slender annual; stem faccid. Leaves opposite, subsessile. Flowers pink, pale mauve, glabrous. Sepals linear; lip conical, spur short incurved. Capsule up to 1.2 cm long, ellipsoid
  • Flower, Fruit : July-October
  • Collection Nos : Talbot 2077
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature :
    • Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka
    • Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi
    • Janarthanam & Dessai, 2011-Rheedea, Vol. 21(1) 23-80
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
    • 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 oppositifolia. Downloaded on 26 May 2024.

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