Impatiens dasysperma Wight

 
  • Family : BALSAMINACEAE
    (Balsam Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GUL-MEHNDI FAMILY (गुलमेंहदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : BALSAMINACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Impatiens cochinica Hook.f.; Impatiens lucida B. Heyne
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Impatiens dasysperma Wight
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Along stream sides in shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Forest edges, in and around coffee plantations and on black boulders along with I.gardneriana in evergreen forests, 650 - 1650m. (Dessai & Janarthanam, 2011)
  • Flower, Fruit : August-October
  • Collection Nos : CJS 15253, Meebold 10701 (K), Talbot 3099 (K), KFP 2286
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district, Bengaluru district (GKVK, Campus)
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Janarthanam & Dessai, 2011-Rheedea, Vol. 21(1) 23-80; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Nayar, T. S., et al, 2006. Flowering plants of Kerala, A hand book
  • 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 dasysperma. Downloaded on 4 July 2020.

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