Impatiens scabriuscula var. rosea 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 : On rocks having soil pockets and forms a patch of its own with mosses
  • Comments / notes : Occurs on rocks having soil pockets and forms a patch of its own along with mosses. It was seen only in one place
  • Key identification features : Flowers are deep pink or rose coloured, without an yellow inside lip, but deep dark purple coloured dorsal auricle projected towards mouth of flower prominantly visible from the front of an opened flower, whitish with blueish blotches at the mouth where basal lobe and distal lobe of wing petals meet. Sepals are minute and spurless. Wing petals deep pink basal lob bigger and quite flaggy, tip of distal lobe with an incision, dorsal auricle stout knob like, dark purple.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-October
  • Collector(s) Name : V. Bhaskar
  • Collection Date : 14-09-2010
  • Collection Nos : 856 (UASB) Holotype; 856 (UASB) Isotype
  • Collection Locality : Bababudan Hills, Chikamagalur
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Chikmagalur District
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered
  • 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.213-214.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. scabriuscula var. rosea. Downloaded on 29 November 2020.

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