Impatiens tirunelvelliensis L.Joseph & Bhaskar

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Balsaminaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : This species is named after the place of its collection Tirunelvelli, Tamil Nadu
  • Key identification features : Epilithic scapigerous seasonal herb; leaves 2-3, radical, orbicular with dark veins, base cordate; flowers pink with purplish or pinkish hairs at the mouth, 1.5 cm to 1.7 cm across; spur 10 mm long, terete or cylindrical, straight or slightly bent in the middle part
  • Flower, Fruit : July-September
  • Collector(s) Name : Laly Joseph & V Bhaskar
  • Collection Date : September-, 2010
  • Collection Nos : 862 (a) (UASB) Holotype
  • Collection Locality : Tirunelvelli Hills, Tirunelvelli District
  • Distribution :
    • Tamil Nadu : Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Tirunelveli distict, tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Literature : V. Bhaskar (2012). Taxonomic Monograph on Impatiens L. (Balsaminaceae) of Western Ghats, South India – the key genus for Endemism. Centre for Plant Taxonomic Studies, Bangalore. pp.87.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. tirunelvelliensis. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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