Impatiens theuerkaufiana Ratheesh & Sivad

  • 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 : Epiphytic, scapigerous perennial herb.
  • Habitat : Montane Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : The species is usually seen as an epiphyte on the moss-covered trunks of evergreen tree species.
  • Key identification features : Pendulous linear lanceolate leaves, shorter pedicels, transversely elliptic lateral sepals, bilobed dorsal petal with wavy margins, short straight spur.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-September
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : NE
  • Literature : Ratheesh Narayanan M. K, Jayesh P. Joseph, N. Anil Kumar, M. Sivadasan, Ahmed H. Alfarhan (2013). Impatiens theuerkaufiana (Balsaminaceae), a new scapigerous species from the Western Ghats, India. Phytotaxa 83 (1): 54–60.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. theuerkaufiana. Downloaded on 26 January 2022.


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