Impatiens rufescens var. agastyamalayensis V. Bhaskar

    (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) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : The plant is placed under I.rufescens mainly due to the rusty tomentose nature of the plant
  • Key identification features : Spur 2-3 mm long, straight, sepals ovate-lanceolate; stem and leaves are clothed with rufous hairs.
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Agastyamalai, Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered
  • Literature : Bhaskar V. (2012) Taxonomic monograph on Impatiens L. (Balsaminaceae) of Western Ghats, South India pp. 171
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. rufescens var. agastyamalayensis. Downloaded on 26 January 2022.


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