Impatiens sulcata Wall.

 
  • Family : BALSAMINACEAE
    (Balsam Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GUL-MEHNDI FAMILY (गुलमेंहदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Balsaminaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Impatiens gigantea Edgew.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Impatiens sulcata Wall.
  • Common name : Gigantic Himalayan balsam
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Understories of Picea forest, along canals, stream margins, pathside, shaded moist places; 2850-4000 m. altitude
  • Key identification features : A small bristle-like gland present between crenatures of the leaf
  • Flower, Fruit : July-October
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : North Sikkim (Mangan) district,East Sikkim (Gangtok) district
  • Native : Bhutan, East Himalaya, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Pakistan to Himalaya and South Tibet
  • 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
    • GRIERSON A.J.C. & LONG D.G. (1983). FLORA OF BHUTAN INCLUDING A RECORD OF PLANTS FROM SIKKIM Vol. 2: Part 1. ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN, EDINBURGH: 100
    • Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 70
    • Nair, N. G (1977).Flora of Bashahr Himalayas. International Bioscience Publishers: 51
    • Chowdhery, H. J. & Wadhwa, B. H (1984). Flora of Himachal Pradesh Vol. 1. Published BSI: 138
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Impatiens sulcata. Downloaded on 26 May 2024.

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