Impatiens travancorica

Impatiens travancorica Bedd., Icon. pl. Ind. or. 29., t. 142. 1868 ;

Image by Santhosh Kumar - validation by V.Bhaskar
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Annual herb, 10-15 cm high; stems branched, rarely glabrous. Leaves rosulate at top, ovate-elliptic, crenate and ciliate on crenatures at margin, subacute at apex, 1-3 x 1-2 cm; petioles slender, 1.5-4 cm long. Peduncles 2-5 cm long; bracts subulate-lanceolate; pedicels ca 1 cm long. Flowers in subterminal umbels, ca 1.2 cm across, white with purplish tinge. Lateral sepals obliquely ovate, acuminate. Lip cymbiform; spur stout, ca 3 mm long. Standard cucullate, small. Wings 2-lobed; basal lobe small; distal lobe larger. Capsules ellipsoid, ca 6 mm long.       
Flowering and fruiting: August-October 
On wet rocks       
Endemic to Southern Western Ghats;



Impatiens travancorica : 1 image. 7 posts by 7 authors.
Kindly see an old photograph of Impatiens travancorica? from my collection. This has taken from Agasthyamalai, one of the two Biosphere Reserves in Kerala
Your ID is perfectly correct.
 
 
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