Impatiens inconspicua Benth. ex Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : BALSAMINACEAE
    (BALSAM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Balsaminaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Key identification features : Erect herb. Leaves variable, lower petioled, upper sessile. Flowers pink, small, 2-3-flowered. Sepals linear-subulate, not spurred. Wings with a broad rhomboid-obovate terminal lobe and a small linear lateral one. Capsule glabrous, ellipsoid.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3335, KFP 9521, KFP 9634
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Kolhapur district, Pune district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; M.R. Almeida (1996). 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 inconspicua. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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