Impatiens lawii Hook.f. & Thomson, J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 4: 122 1860.

Images by Prashant Awale & Alka Khare (Inserted by J.M.Garg) 

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im-PAY-shuns — impatient; referring to the seed pod’s habit of bursting openDave’s Botanary
LAW-ee-eye — named in honour of J. S. Law, ICS and botanist

commonly known as: Law’s balsam • Marathi: जांभळा तेरडा jambhla terda

Endemic to: n & c Western Ghats (India)  


  

 

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Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never ending line
Along the margin of a bay.
Ten thousand saw I at glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
I gazed – and gazed – but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought.

Looks better than Van Gogh painting. 


This reminds me of wild flower meadow in the Texas prairie… pink bottle brush…
although the plants cant be seen individually here to discern each….. 


Would like to visit Kaas during flowering season. Btw…what are these tiny herbs?


You all may thank the almighty who created this landscape, the greatest of the poets and unknown photographer who sent it to me for ID. I am just the editor. For those who do not know, this is from Kaas, a lateritic plateau 130 km south of Pune and the plant is Impatiens lawii Hook. f. & Thomson. The plateau wears a hue of single
colour (blue, white, pink, yellow, purple) every week formed by different plants like Eriocaulon, Utricularia, Smithia, Pleocaulus etc.
The peak season is NOW, and may not last untill you plan a visit and manage to reach here. Good luck next year.


 

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Kaas Week : Impatiens lawii: Slight variation in color and I wonder why?


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KAS Week: (Balsam Sp for ID 01/10/2012-NJ): Balsam Sp. found at Kas. Pl identify. Unfortunately this is the only photo available without leaves.


This has to be Impatiens lawii only.

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KAS week – Impatiens lawii (01/10/2012-NJ-05): Flower bed of Impatiens lawii 


Awesome. Thanks … for showing us this beautiful Flower bed of Impatiens lawii.


 

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Kas Week :: DV :: 28 SEP 08 – 0147 :: Impatiens lawii:  
Kas plateauabout 4000 ft asl
… one of the 39 World Heritage sites in the Western Ghats of India 

28 SEP 08 and 25 AUG 10
Impatiens lawii Hook.f. & Thomson … (family: Balsaminaceae) 

im-PAY-shuns — impatient; referring to the seed pod’s habit of bursting openDave’s Botanary
LAW-ee-eye — named in honour of J. S. Law, ICS and botanist
commonly known as: Law’s balsam • Marathi: जांभळा तेरडा jambhla terda
Endemic to: n & c Western Ghats (India)
Reference: Flowers of India Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar

 

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Kas Week :: DV :: 28 SEP 08 – 0111 :: Impatiens lawii … occasionally white-coloured:  Kas plateauabout 4000 ft asl
… one of the 39 World Heritage sites in the Western Ghats of India 
28 SEP 08
Impatiens lawii Hook.f. & Thomson … (family: Balsaminaceae) 
im-PAY-shuns — impatient; referring to the seed pod’s habit of bursting openDave’s Botanary
LAW-ee-eye — named in honour of J. S. Law, ICS and botanist
commonly known as: Law’s balsam • Marathi: जांभळा तेरडा jambhla terda
Endemic to: n & c Western Ghats (India)
Reference: Flowers of IndiaFlowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar 

 

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Kas week : Impatiens lawii SMP:  Impatiens lawii
Most common species of a flowering plant on the plateau when Karvi is not flowering.


… purple sea !


This is what gives the typical KAS scenery pic its hue…


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KAS Week DS_041012_01 Impatiens tomentosa:  So many Impatiens of variety colours – pink, majenta , covering the ground like velvet carpet.
All attached pics are of pink Impatience, hope all are of same species. Please confirm.


I think most of them are Impatiens oppositifolia. The last one may be Impatiens lawii.


… the second-last photo is a closer shot of the last view, and shows leaves too – Impatiens lawii.
The first three photos could be one among Impatiens oppositifolia OR tomentosa.


I agree with you. Seems we have to spend more time with Impatiens next time to catch proper characters!


 

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KAS Week DS_041012_03 Impatience small flower: Attached pics are of Impatience– dark pink – but size smaller. Leaf shape looks different.
Please provide complete spec.


Impatiens lawii.


… with … Impatiens lawii (family Balsaminaceae).



 

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Kas Week: : PKA24:: Impatiens lawii:
Impatiens lawii (Family: Balsaminaceae).


Beutiful, fanstastic, etc. Kaas is one of my dreams since last year when I found this place via internet…
But there is other balsam, especially on first photo, with bigger leaves (?) and purple flowers.


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Attached are images of Impatiens lawii. One of the image is that of Albino – pigment deficient I. lawii.

Two years ago, I had written an article series on wild flowers in Marathi daily Loksatta.
Following is the link to one of the article on Albino flowers.

 

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Kas week:: PKA29:– White coloured Impatiens lawii ?:  I think this white coloured Impatiens sp is Impatiens lawii? Kindly validate the ID.


… me too believe so … – Impatiens lawii.


This is one among several variants of Impatiens lawii complex in Kaas.


Balsaminaceae, Geraniaceae and Oxalidaceae Week: Balsaminaceae :: Impatiens lawii:  

3 images. Impatiens lawii
Abundantly spread on Kas plateau.

Wow! How big was this patch?


Would love to visit Kas some day! Thanks for sharing the beauty of this plateau sir.


What a beautiful view of the habitat. A great spread. The close ups are also as appealing as the habitat photo.

Balsaminaceae
Impatiens lawii Hook. f. & Thomson  
im-PAY-shuns — impatient; referring to the seed pod’s habit of bursting openDave’s Botanary
LAW-ee-eye — named in honour of J. S. Law, ICS and botanist
commonly known as: Law’s balsam • Marathi: जांभळा तेरडा jambhla terda
Endemic to: n & c Western Ghats (India)
Reference: Flowers of IndiaFlowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar  
on Kas plateau, 25 AUG 10


Very Beautiful Combination


 

 

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Variation in colour of Impatiens lawii seen at Kas.
Impatiens lawii in white colour.

Albino?

Impatiens lawii
(
Family: Balsaminaceae).
Location: Kas


Heavenly!


Here I’m sharing the photographs of Impatians lawii, member of Family Balsaminaceae

Location : Kaas, MH
Oct 2012.


 

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Requesting to please provide ID of this Impatiens captured near Satara, Maharashtra in October 2014.


It is Impatiens lawii.


 

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Satara, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID – Impatiens03:: ARKNOV-33 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7) 
3rd Impatiens
Requesting to please provide ID of this Impatiens captured near Satara, Maharashtra in October 2014.


Looks like a variant of Impatiens lawii.


 

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Flower for Id-ID26102015SH3 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Old picture of flower for Id pl.
Location – Kaas Plateau
Date- 13.09.2009

Habitat –Wild


impatiens lawii i think


Thanks, … It seems to agree with images at Impatiens lawii

 

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Impatiens lawii : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Impatiens lawii
photographed in Kaas plateau

third week of October 2016


 
 
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