Impatiens cuspidata Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : BALSAMINACEAE
    (BALSAM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Balsaminaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Thottachinungi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Stream banks of shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Marshy places in evergreen forests, often along roadsides
  • Key identification features : Glaucous white stem
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Collector(s) Name : R. Raghavendra Rao
  • Collection Date : 10/02/1972
  • Collection Nos : R.R.Rao 1784; R.R.Rao 14001; Barnes 1970
  • Collection Locality : B.R. Hills, Chamarajanagar district (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India 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 cuspidata. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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