Blue dream, East Himalayan Balsam;


MS June, 2019/01 Strobilanthes sp. for ID : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)
Location : Tan tlang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca 1,800 m.
Date : 31-05-2019
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Its not Impatiens sp.?

Impatiens arguta Hook.f. & Thomson ??

Strobilanthes sp.

Sorry !!

I guess it is Impatiens sp.

Pl. check with images at Impatiens arguta as suggested by …
To me appears close as per
Looks like I. arguta.
I. arguta is variable species and could have different colour forms.


Identification help for Impatiens sp.: 1 image.
I am a new member of the group and this is my first post for ID help. Hope all the details are present.
Location: Lower Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
Date: 22nd May 2022

Difficult to say anything with this image. If, you have other images, pl. post.

Unfortunately, I do not 🙁

Impatiens roingensis Hareesh, A.Joe & M.Sabu !

POWO shows it to be a synonym of Impatiens arguta Hook.f. & Thomson
Is roingensis a ssp or a variation from the nominate?

Couple of databases says syn and some other say accepted.

May I request the authors and others, who published subsequently to tell whether to treat this as Impatiens roingensis Hareesh, A.Joe & M.Sabu or as syn. of Impatiens arguta (as followed by POWO).

I think Impatiens roingensis and Impatiens arguta are reasonably distinct. Impatiens arguta has a wide distribution, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet. Impatiens roingensis on the other hand is restricted to Dibang valley. I think the plant here is Impatiens roingensis. When we found Impatiens roingensis in Dibang valley, it never occurred to us at all that it could be confused with Impatiens arguta. 

Recently synonimised the same..

But the authors themselves and Dr. Gogoi (subsequent publications as per references in POWO) think it to be a syn. of I.arguta.

You are right about the publications … I must say I am surprised with this. To me the lower sepal of the two look different. In the original paper describing Impatiens roingensis, the authors did compare it with Impatiens arguta. However, I am no expert on these matters.

Identification request of a probable Impatiens: 1 high res. image.
My visit to the Arunachal Pradesh had quite some encounters with multiple Impatiens species at different localities. Providing second species for ID.
Was right next to the roingensis
Lower Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
May 2022

Please check Impatiens roingensis Hareesh, A.Joe & M.Sabu

Do they show variations in flower colours? Because the previous roingensis identified is quite different from this one.


I. arguta

It is a variant of I. arguta

Images by Kiran Srivastava


A mauve flower for identity? : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 4 authors.
I request identification of this lovely flower from Upper Dibang valley, Arunachal Pradesh?

… looks like some balsam to me … wild guess !!

your pic is of Impatiens arguta

Links for Impatiens arguta (Blue dream):
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/104212/ (with pictures & comments), strangewonderfulthings (a pix with details), anniesannuals (desc. with a pix).

MS Oct, 2018/08 Impatiens sp. for ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Location : Tan-tlang, Mizoram

Date : 05-10-2018
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild
Mizo : Ram-nuaithang

Pl. check comparative images at /species/a—l/b/balsaminaceae/impatiens

To me appears close to images at Impatiens arguta Hook. f. & Thomson
Pl. check.

This balsam match I. arguta pretty well.

MS Oct,2018/07 Impatiens sp. for ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Place : Tan-tlang, Mizoram
Date : 05-10-2018
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Pl. check comparative images at /species/a—l/b/balsaminaceae/impatiens

Appears close to your earlier post.
To me appears close to images at Impatiens arguta Hook. f. & Thomson
Pl. check.

I agree – should be I. arguta


Please identify these flower. I have snapped these from Kohima, Nagaland : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)

Impatiens sp.

Pl. also check comparative images at Impatiens

Impatiens arguta

Impatiens arguta

Impatiens sp. for ID plz.
Loc.: Mariyang (ca 1000 m), Upper Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh
Date: April, 2007
Growing wild.

Looks like I. arguta.

I don’t think so, maybe something similar, I can only guess seeing only flowers from the front.
I. arguta is reported from higher elevations – 2100-2900 m in Nepal, 1800-3200 m in China

Impatiens arguta Hook.f.


MS, Aug.,2021/19 Impatiens sp. ? for id.: 2 images.
Location : Mawmrang, Mizoram

Date : 08-11-2019
Habit : Undershrub
Habitat : Wild

Impatiens arguta

Yes, appears close to images at Impatiens arguta