Impatiens clavata Bhaskar

    (Balsam Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GUL-MEHNDI FAMILY (गुलमेंहदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : BALSAMINACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Impatiens clavata Bhaskar
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : In shade on moist barks of large tree trunks along with mosses in semiEvergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Epiphytic scapigerous tuberous herbs, perennial, 4–5 cm tall, tubers whitish. Spur sickle-shaped, prominently clavate, (less than10mm) and cylindrical long (18mm), characteristically tape-like and flat.
  • Flower, Fruit : September
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Karnataka
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Literature : V. Bhaskar (2006). Impatiens clavata Bhaskar sp. nov. – a new scapigerous balsam (Balsaminaceae) from Bisle Ghat, Western Ghats, South India. Current Science vol. 9, 10
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. clavata. Downloaded on 26 January 2022.

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