Impatiens pendula

Impatiens pendula Heyne ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 1: 136 1834.;

Common name: Hanging Balsam


Erect flaccid herbs, 10-15 cm high; branches with a line of pubescence. Leaves alternate, 6-12 mm long, ovate, elliptic-ovate or subcordate at base, acute at apex, serrate, sparsely hairy above, glabrous below; petioles short. Flowers axillary, solitary, ca 6 mm across; pedicels longer than petioles, puberulous, deflexed in fruits. Lip concave; spur absent. Standard spurred on dorsdal side. Capsules ellipsoid, 3 mm long, beaked, glabrous; few-seeded.
Flowering and fruiting: July-October
Grasslands
Western Ghats
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)


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120-TSP-1D-11DEC-2016-1: Impatiens sp @ Mullaianagiri for ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Kindly examine and identify this Impatiens sp (Balsaminaceae) 

Habit:Herb 

Habitat:Amidst wet rocks, Montane forest 

Sighting:Mullaianagiri,Chikmagalur,Karnataka about 1800 msl 

Date:9-10-2016


Looks closer to I. scabriuscula but shorter lower lip.
Thanks, ... 
Pl. also check comparative images at genera page in EFI site. 
A critically endangered balsam: Impatiens pendula.  
 


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