Impatiens yercaudensis 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 : Hill slopes
  • Comments / notes : Occurs on hill top slope edges where there is water dripping and seepage water pockets
  • Key identification features : Stem teret and woody; leaves stipulate; spur slender often bifid at tip. This species is uniquely different in having densely pubescent stem; leaves, pedicels, sepals, standard, lip and spur
  • Flower, Fruit : November-January
  • Collector(s) Name : V. Bhaskar
  • Collection Date : 14-01-1975; 18-01-2011
  • Collection Nos : 434 (UASB) Holotype; 872 (UASB) Paratype
  • Collection Locality : Bear’s Cave, Yercaud, Salem District
  • Distribution :
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : 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.180.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. yercaudensis. Downloaded on 16 April 2021.

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