Impatiens balsamina L.

 
  • Family : BALSAMINACEAE
    (Balsam Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GUL-MEHNDI FAMILY (गुलमेंहदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : BALSAMINACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Impatiens balsamina var. Corymbosa Santapa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Impatiens balsamina L.
  • Common name : Garden Balsam, Blackberry Trifle, Balsam plant, Balsam weed, Jewel weed
  • Vernacular name : Gul mandi (Hindi); Gourihoo, Karna kundala (Kannada); Haragaura (Oria); Tairinee (Sanskrit); Terada (Marathi); Mechingam, Thottachinungi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands and plateaus
  • Flower, Fruit : August-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Nellore district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Nashik district, Pune district
    • Odisha : Common
    • Tamil Nadu : All hills of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Indo-Malesia
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Impatiens balsamina. Downloaded on 22 January 2022.

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