Impatiens minor (DC.) Bennet, Indian J. Forest. 2:283. 1979  (syn. (≡) Balsamina minor DC. (basionym); (=) Impatiens kleinii Wight & Arn.); 
 
im-PAY-shuns — impatient; referring to the seed pod’s habit of bursting open … Dave’s Botanary
MY-nor — smaller or lesser … Dave’s Botanary 


commonly known aslesser balsam • Kannadaಸೋನೆ ಹೂ sone hoo • Malayalamമഷിത്തണ്ട് mashithanduഓണത്താര് onatharuവെള്ളംകുടി vellamkudi • Marathiलहान तेरडा lahan terda • Sanskritश्रवणी shravani • Tuluಸ್ಲೆಟ್ ಕಡ್ಡಿ slate kaddiಸೋನೆ ಪೂ sone poo 

Endemic to: Western Ghats (India)
 

An identifying feature of this plant is that the leaves have two large glands on the margins near the base of the leaf
 


Slender glabrous branched herbs. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, or oblong-obovate, acute or acuminate, base acute, serrulate, with a pair of stalked glands at the base, to 5 x 2 cm; petiole to 5 mm long. Flowers pink-violet, 8 mm across; pedicels slender, 1-1.5 cm long, deflexed in fruits. Sepals linear-subulate; spur slender, to 1.5 cm long. Standard petal orbicular; wings broadly ovate, entire, clawed. Capsule linear, 2 cm long; seeds black. 

Flowering and fruiting: August-December 
Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests, also scrub jungles and sacred groves in the plains  
Peninsular India (Endemic)
 

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BALSAMINACEAE: ID: Prejith004. Please Identify this one.: This was found growing on the roadsides at 800 msl in South Wynad. 


I cant conclude its identity very confidently but I can say this may be Impatiens from section Oppositifoliae, coz leaves are opposite. Now for the species 


 

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impatiens minor, hopefully:   impatiens minor, hopefully

last week at mahabeleshwar
unfortunately the images are not very good but the glands at the base of the leaf can be seen
I am quoting an earlier mail between … and … 
I think this flower should be Impatiens minor (Syn: I. kleinii)

An identifying feature of this plant is that the leaves have two large glands on the margins near the base of the leaf. In the
two pictures by …, the leaves show two glands at the base.

… flower should also be Impatiens minor.

Yes it is Impatiens minor (=I. kleinii) only but white flowered.


 

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Balsaminaceae
Impatiens minor (DC.) Bennet
im-PAY-shuns — impatient; referring to the seed pod’s habit of bursting openDave’s Botanary
MY-nor — smaller or lesserDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: lesser balsam • Marathi: लहान तेरडा lahan terda
Endemic to: Western Ghats (India)
References: Flowers of IndiaNPGS / GRINFloristic Survey by The Institute of Science  
at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on 10 JUL 10

Impatiens minor, a southern Indian endemic, from Tirunelveli, TN.
I hope the id is correct…


 

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Bot. name: Impatiens minor
(Family:
Balsaminaceae)
Date/Time: 17-07-2010 / 09:40AM
Location: Matheran hills.


yes it is


 

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Impatiens minor : Attachments (5). 1 post by 1 author.

Impatiens minor, syn. I. kleinii
small pink or white flowers
growing gregariously along the road inside the forest
small glands can be seen at the base of the flowers
Sanjay Gandhi NP, Mumbai
16 august 2013


 

 

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Tiny Balsam For ID : 150813 : AK-2 : Attachments (1). 6 posts by 3 authors.
A very tiny Balsam seen near Saputara, on 7/8/13.

Sorry for the bad picture.
It was difficult to capture the tiny flower.


This can be Impatiens inconspicua. (But possibility of I.keliniformis can not be ruled out.)


Thanks for a possible id.
Going through all the Impatiens on FOI, could this be Impatiens minor?
Just a guess.


Most probably I. minor, as according to Dessai & Janarthanam 2011 this is only one of balasams with opposite leaves growing so far to the north


Thanks … for the follow up and id of my Balsam.


 

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Requesting ID of this balsam – Lohagad : 24082013 : ARK-02 : August 2013 : Attachments (3 + 10). 5 posts by 3 authors.

Requesting to please ID this plant captured at Lohagad near Pune in August 2013.
Can this be Impatiens minor?


This looks like Impatiens chinensis to me.


… the glands at the base of leaves suggest Impatiens minor.


… is right. This is Impatiens minor. I stand corrected. Sending my photographs of this. They were taken on my property at Shahapur.


 

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Impatience for ID 09082011 :: SMP 3: I think this is Impatience inconspicua. Pl. validate.
Observed near Mulshi Pune. Last month.
Leaves 3-4cm
Flower less than a cm.

Correct only


Your impatience plant is very peculiar and highily interesting. kindly sent the her barium or plant material to us. we will identify and let you the correct name


Sorry I don’t have any specimen as it was spotted in wild in Mulshi area in monsoons. At present I will be happy with near possible ID. If the plant appears to be uncommon or special I can think of confirming if I happen to find it again in next monsoon.


Recently we have seen few uploads similar to this.

I think I will have to rethink about the ID

Can’t it be Impatiens minor?


Following Dessai and Janarthanam 2011 description and illustration as well as key I am almost sure that your plant is I. minor.

You can access this paper for free at http://www.iaat.org.in/Rheedea21_23-80.pdf

 

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Impatiens minor at Bhimashankar. :  Attachments (3). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Observed this tiny sized flowers of Impatiens.
Looks like Impatiens minor. Pl. validate.


This looks identical like in recent post with I. minor – spur rather thick and almost straight.
Good shot :-), however putting a thumb close to the flower would help to estimate how big it is.


This appears to be I. minor


We can conclude that it is I. minor.


 

 

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Requesting to please ID this plant captured at Rajgad near Pune in Sep 2014.
Is this Impatiens minor?


Yes, it looks exactly like Impatiens minor (I. kleinii).


  

 

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Impatiens minor (DC.) Bennet SN Nov 17 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Impatiens minor (DC.) Bennet (= I. kleinii W&A), wild herb near paddy field from Virajpet area of Coorg, Karnataka


 
Impatience inconspicua.
Observed near Mulshi Pune.
Leaves 3-4cm
Flower less than a cm.


It is Impatiens minor. Note the presence of a pair of glands at the base of leaves.


 

 

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Tiny Balsam flowering: Photographed at my farm at Shahapur over the weekend. A tiny herb about 10 cms tall. Presume this is the Tiny Balsam [Impatiens inconspicua].


…, this should have a line of pubescence on pedicel and could be I. kleiniformis.


It looks like Impatiens minor, but photographs are poor and fruits of some other plant has obstructed the view.


 

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It is my pleasure to share a few images of Impatiens minor (=I.kleinii)… Balsaminaceae
Habit: Terrestial herb
Habitat: Evergreen forest fringe 
Sighting: Kalasa, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 
Date: 20-08-2014
ID help: Dr.V.Bhaskar


 

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Impatiens for specific id Pachmarhi, M.P.- NS August 04 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Please suggest specific id for this herb shot from Pachmarhi, this is Impatiens species, with smallest flowers I have ever seen..!!


I think Impatiens klenii or Impatiens minor…….


Impatiens minor


It looks to me like Impatiens minor (=I. kleinii) which is indeed recorded from Patchmari hills. This species which occurs through out Western Ghats also extends up to Patchmari. But the pair of glands at the base of lamina, which is characteristic in I. minor, are not visible in these plants which may be checked. There is a lot of variation with regard to size of flowers in I. minor.



 

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A couple of pictures of Impatiens minor.
Family: BALSAMINACEAE
Photographed from the premises of Bekal fort. (29th Aug 2014)
Known in Malayalam as Onatharu (ഓണത്താര്)- indicating that it flowers during the Onam festival season (August-September). 
Also called Vellamkudi (വെള്ളംകുടി) meaning ‘that which drinks water’ indicating its succulent nature and was used by children to clean their slates. 

…, please help me with another name mashithandu for this plant, in native script. It is mentioned in the literature: Medicinal plants of Tulunadu of Shodhganga database.


I got help with native script for the name in facebook group.

via Species‎ > ‎I‎ > Impatiens minor (DC.) Bennet … family: Balsaminacaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
im-PAY-shuns — impatient; referring to the seed pod’s habit of bursting open … Dave’s Botanary
MY-nor — smaller or lesser … Dave’s Botanary 
commonly known aslesser balsam • Kannadaಸೋನೆ ಹೂ sone hoo • Malayalamമഷിത്തണ്ട് mashithanduഓണത്താര് onatharuവെള്ളംകുടി vellamkudi • Marathiलहान तेरडा lahan terda • Sanskritश्रवणी shravani • Tuluಸ್ಲೆಟ್ ಕಡ್ಡಿ slate kaddiಸೋನೆ ಪೂ sone poo 
botanical namesImpatiens minor (DC.) Bennet … synonymsBalsamina minor DC. • Impatiens kleinii Wight & Arn. … status at The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
August 11, 2007 … Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary 


 

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Impatiens minor—-for sharing and validation : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Photo taken at Aambyvalley Rd., Lonavala, Pune in September 16.


… yes (Impatiens minor) to me; we see two tell-tale conspicuous glands at the base of leaves.




   

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