Impatiens latifolia L.

    (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 latifolia L.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Shola forests
  • Key identification features : Undershrub. Leaves alternate, sub-opposite or whorled, often crowded at the ends of the branches, glabrous; petiole up to 5 cm long. Flowers in axillary fascicles, rose-purple or violet. Sepals ovate; lip boat-shaped, acuminate; spur incurved, greenish; wings 2-lobed, basal lobe smaller then the distal. Capsule ellipsoid, turgid.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Collector(s) Name : M.C Lukose
  • Collection Nos : Meebold 10706
  • Collection Locality : Kurisumala, Kottayam District
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Mysuru district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kottayam district
    • Maharashtra : Konkan, Kolhapur district, Satara district
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district, The Nilgiri district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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.; 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. latifolia. Downloaded on 18 January 2022.

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