Impatiens wynadensis L.Joseph & Bhaskar

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Balsaminaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : High altitudes of Wyanad forest. This is a distinct species, not related to any in the whole Section, but it is included in the Section ‘Sub-umbellatae’ because of sub-umbellate inflorescence.
  • Key identification features : Decumbent annual runner, rooting at nodes; leaf base cordate; inflorescence sub-umbellate; flowers cleistogamous, dull white; lip is cymbiform, white; spur present, 1cm long, ascending; wing petal 2-lobed, upper lobe oblong, pinkish, lower lobe ovate, purplish at the base of distal lobe there are two purplish dot like outgrowths, but no dorsal auricle. Capsule ellipsoidal, glabrous, greenish yellow
  • Flower, Fruit : August-October
  • Collector(s) Name : Laly Joseph & V Bhaskar
  • Collection Date : 11-08-2002
  • Collection Nos : 836 (b) (UASB) Holotype
  • Collection Locality : Wayanad District, Kerala
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Kerala
  • World Distribution : India
  • 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.260; 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. wynadensis. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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