Impatiens wynadensis 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
  • Habitat : Tropical evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : High altitudes of Wyanad forest. This is a distinct species, not related to any in the whole Section, but it is included in the Section ‘Sub-umbellatae’ because of sub-umbellate inflorescence.
  • Key identification features : Decumbent annual runner, rooting at nodes; leaf base cordate; inflorescence sub-umbellate; flowers cleistogamous, dull white; lip is cymbiform, white; spur present, 1cm long, ascending; wing petal 2-lobed, upper lobe oblong, pinkish, lower lobe ovate, purplish at the base of distal lobe there are two purplish dot like outgrowths, but no dorsal auricle. Capsule ellipsoidal, glabrous, greenish yellow
  • Flower, Fruit : August-October
  • Collector(s) Name : Laly Joseph & V Bhaskar
  • Collection Date : 08/11/2002
  • Collection Nos : 836 (b) (UASB) Holotype
  • Collection Locality : Wayanad District, Kerala
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district
  • Native : India
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • Endemism : Kerala
  • World Distribution : India
  • 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.260
    • 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 wynadensis. Downloaded on 26 May 2024.

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