Impatiens scabriuscula var. rosea V. Bhaskar

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Balsaminaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : On rocks having soil pockets
  • 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
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Chickmaglore
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered
  • Literature : Bhaskar V. (2012) Taxonomic monograph on Impatiens L. (Balsaminaceae) of Western Ghats, South India pp. 213
  • 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 15 December 2019.

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