Impatiens lawsonii Hook.f.

    (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) : Unresolved name
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Dessai & Janarthanam in Rheedea, 2011 report that the specimen quoted by Bhaskar as I.lawsonii is a misidentification and it has been subsequently published as I.bhaskarii .
  • Key identification features : Tuberous, annual herbs; Leaves obtuse-rounded, hairy above; Flowers white, bracts persistent; Corolla winged, lobed, spiny, pinkish yellow at center and whitish outside; Fruit is a long, glabrous capsule; Seeds small, hairy.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-September
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Yoganarasimhan, SN., Subramanyam and Razi, BA (1981). Flora of Chikmagalur District, Karnataka. Intl, Book Distri., Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, India; 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.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. lawsonii. Downloaded on 26 January 2022.


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