Impatiens tenella Heyne ex Wight. & Arn.

 
  • Family : BALSAMINACEAE
    (Balsam Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GUL-MEHNDI FAMILY (गुलमेंहदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Balsaminaceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Impatiens tenella Heyne ex Wight & Arn.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Found on open plains amidst grass. Chromosome No.: n=7 (Rao et al., 1986); n=8 (Bhaskar & Razi, 1972 - 1973).
  • Key identification features : Succulent herbs with stem swollen at nodes; Leaves opposite, pubescent above, glabrous below; Flowers axillary; Calyx glabrous, white to pink; Corolla winged, lobed, glabrous; Anthers pink, glabrous; Fruit is a capsule, ellipsoid-oblong, glabrous; Seeds subglobose, laterally slighly compressed, glabrous, shiny, blackish brown.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-November
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Shivamogga district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • Literature :
    • Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Impatiens tenella. Downloaded on 23 May 2024.

India Distribution

World Distribution

Creative Commons License
India Flora Online by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.