Impatiens scapiflora Heyne ex Roxb.

 
  • Family : BALSAMINACEAE
    (Balsam Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GUL-MEHNDI FAMILY (गुलमेंहदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Balsaminaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Impatiens rivalis Wight; Impatiens verrucosa Bedd; Impatiens pooyamkuttiensis; Impatiens manohara
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Unresolved name
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grows on dripping-wet rocks
  • Comments / notes : Wet rocks in evergreen forests and grasslands. Chromosome No.: 2n=20 (Krishnaswamy et al.,1969); 2n=12 (Bhaskar, 1976); 2n=14, 16, 20 (Bhaskar, 1980).
  • Key identification features : Scapigerous herb. Flowers pink; wing petal 3-lobed.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-November
  • Collection Nos : KFP 11973, KFP 12189
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Sindhudurg district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • 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
    • Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished)
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District
    • Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state
    • 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 scapiflora. Downloaded on 29 May 2024.

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