Impatiens scabriuscula (G. Don) B. Heyne ex Wall.

    (Balsam Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GUL-MEHNDI FAMILY (गुलमेंहदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : BALSAMINACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Balsamina scabriuscula G. Don
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On lateritic rocks, periphery of evergreen to semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests, at 1800m.
  • Key identification features : An erect herb; stem hairy. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, crenate or subentir. Flowers clustered in the leaf axils. Corolla pink; wings 3-lobed; lateral lobes rounded, smaller than oblong-obovate terminal lobe; spur absent. Capsule ellipsoid, villous. Seeds minutely tubercled.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-January
  • Collection Nos : KFP 9560, KFP 12191
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad 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; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; 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. scabriuscula. Downloaded on 21 January 2022.

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