Impatiens minor (DC.) Bennet

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Balsaminaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Impatiens kleinii Wight & Arn.; Impatiens minor (DC.) S.M. Almeida; Balsamina minor DC.; Impatiens rheedei Wight & Arn; Impatiens tilo (DC) Suresh; Balsamina tilo DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Impatiens minor (DC.) Bennet
  • Vernacular name : Sone-poo (Kannada)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist shaded places
  • Comments / notes : Found on moist soil, open plains amidst grasses, rock crevices, on roofs or walls, in shade and also on tree trunks. (Janarthanam et al, 2011)
  • Key identification features : Glands at the base of lamina present.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-December
  • Collection Nos : Meebold 10715, Barnes 2021 , KFP 12100, KFP 13465
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Bargarh district, Kalhandi district, Sambalpur district, Keonjhar district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district, Theni district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • 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; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1.; M.R. Almeida (1996). Flora of Maharashtra vol.1.; 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. minor. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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