Impatiens tirunelvelliensis L.Joseph & Bhaskar

 
  • 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) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : This species is named after the place of its collection Tirunelvelli, Tamil Nadu
  • Key identification features : Epilithic scapigerous seasonal herb; leaves 2-3, radical, orbicular with dark veins, base cordate; flowers pink with purplish or pinkish hairs at the mouth, 1.5 cm to 1.7 cm across; spur 10 mm long, terete or cylindrical, straight or slightly bent in the middle part
  • Flower, Fruit : July-September
  • Collector(s) Name : Laly Joseph & V Bhaskar
  • Collection Date : September-, 2010
  • Collection Nos : 862 (a) (UASB) Holotype
  • Collection Locality : Tirunelvelli Hills, Tirunelvelli District
  • Distribution :
    • Tamil Nadu : Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • Endemism : Tirunelveli distict, tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered (CR)
  • 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.87.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Impatiens tirunelvelliensis. Downloaded on 29 May 2024.

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