Impatiens sulcata Wall., Fl. India, ser. 2 2: 458 458 1824. (Syn. Impatiens gigantea Edgew.);
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Images by (Krishan Lal – Id by Wojciech ) & (Balkar Singh, (For more photos & complete details, click on the links)

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Gigantic Himalayan Balsam;

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Flowers looks quite similar to those of Impatiens glandulifera, but it can be easily identified by its narrow-linear seed-pods, as opposed to the club-shaped seed-pod of Impatiens glandulifera.
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Impatiens for ID_RKC03_030611:
Loc.: On way to Churdhar, Himachal Pradesh, ca 1500msl. Date: August, 2010.


This should be Impatiens sulcata
http://www.flowersofindia.in/…
Flowers looks quite similar to those of Impatiens glandulifera, but it can be easily identified by its narrow-linear seed-pods, as opposed to the club-shaped seed-pod of Impatiens glandulifera:
http://www.flowersofindia.Himalayan%20Balsam
I think you are right.



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VoF Week :: Impatiens sulcata at Valley of Flowers:
Impatiens sulcata Wall. … (family: Balsaminaceae)

2 AUG 12
Valley of Flowers … about 11000 – 12000 ft 


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VoF Week: Impatiens sulcata from Valley:
Impatiens sulcata from Valley
Pls validate


1-3= ??
4-8= Impatiens leggei
9-14= Impatiens sulcata 


Thanks… for rectification


Habitat: mountain slope
Habit: herb, about 1 m high; flower about 2 – 2.5 cm across

Absence of peculiar glands on the foliage suggests this to be Impatiens sulcata



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Balsaminaceae, Geraniaceae and Oxalidaceae Week: NS03: BALSAMINACEAE: Impatiens sulcata from VOF: (8 images).
This was again shot during VOF trek, from the Valley, where it was in plentyImpatiens sulcata Wall.


Thanks …  for another very good upload.
It would be very much helpful if you have any photograph of fruit and also uppermost leaves in focus to highlight its difference from I. glandulifera.


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Balsaminaceae, Geraniaceae and Oxalidaceae Week: MN04 : Impatiens sulcata at Valley of Flowers : 3 images. 4 posts by 4 authors.


Lovely scenic beauty, nicely captured.. I was somewhere around


I agree – Impatiens sulcata. On the second photo long and narrow capsule is seen.



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Balsaminaceae, Geraniaceae and Oxalidaceae Week:: Balsaminaceae ::Impatiens sulcata? at VoF – – PKA26 : 4 images. 4 posts by 3 authors.
This was seen at valley of Flowers. I think this could be Impatiens sulcata ?? Kindly validate..

Yes … Nice photographs.


Habitat pics are gorgeous..



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Balsaminaceae
Impatiens ¿ species ?
Place, Altitude: along Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib trail … about 10600 ft asl
Date, Time: 03 AUG 12 … 04:38pm
Habitat: along high-altitude trail, mountain slope
Habit: herb, about 1 m high; flower about 2 – 2.5 cm across

: Absence of peculiar glands on the foliage suggests this to be Impatiens sulcata
Many thanks … Hoping I get another validation.



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Fwd: Impatiens sulcata from Sangla Kinnaur Distt of HP :  3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Kindly confirm the species of these impatiens

To me too this looks like I. sulcata, I got this on way to Valley of Flowers…



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Fwd: Fwd: Impatiens sulcata from Sirmour Distt of HP : 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (3).
Kindly confirm the species of these impatiens.

This is I. sulcata – notice narrow capsules and kind of hood made by upper lateral petals under upper petal.


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Fwd: Impatiens sulcata from Sangla Kinnaur Distt of HP : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).
Kindly confirm the species of these impatiens

To me too this looks like I. sulcata, I got this on way to Valley of Flowers…


This is I. sulcata.



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*Impatiens sulcata? ABAUG2016/09 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 7 images.
I found two plants of this Impatiens bearing large pink flowers. Looking at the pods and reading … comments, I guess this is I. sulcata. Please advise.
The bottom two pictures showing scale are from a fallen flower. I did not collect a sample as there were only two plants, one bearing only one flower.
Impatiens sulcata
On Mcleodganj-Triund trek, HP
2600m approx.
31 July 2016

Wonderful photos, …



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Impatiens sulcata? ABAUG2016/09 : 3 posts by 3 authors. 7 images.
I found two plants of this Impatiens bearing large pink flowers. Looking at the pods and reading … comments, I guess this is I. sulcata. Please advise.
The bottom two pictures showing scale are from a fallen flower. I did not collect a sample as there were only two plants, one bearing only one flower.
Impatiens sulcata
On Mcleodganj-Triund trek, HP
2600m approx.
31 July 2016

Impatiens sulcataplease notice narrow, linear capsules. Also upper lateral petals create kind of hood in upper part of flower mouth.
By the way, very nice detailed pictures :-).



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Fwd: An Impatiens sp. for ID : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2) – 2 Mb each.
Id please, an Impatiens sp.
photographed at Phurkiya en route Pindari Glacier
Altitude 11000 ft. dated 10 Oct.2012
Unfortunately no other details available with me.

Thanks and welcome, …, after a long time. Pl. check at
https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/species/a–-l/b/balsaminaceae/impatiens


Looks like I. sulcata for me.
Notice dark peduncles and pedicels. Developing capsules look nodding.
This is however late season flowering and some features could be different than in main season.


 

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Saw this along the Ghangaria-VOF trail, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
Requested to please provide ID, is this Impatiens sulcata?

it looks like I.sulcata but I.glandulifera is very close. What is the size
of the plant ?

Thanks … for the feedback.
I do not recollect clearly but I think it could be around couple of feet tall.

On comparing, I find these more closer to images /species/a—l/b/balsaminaceae/impatiens/impatiens-sulcata


Yes it’s Impatiens sulcata having larger flower with linear capsules unlike I.glandulifera where flowers are comparatively smaller with clavate capsules.


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SK 3096 31 October 2021: 6 very high images.
Location: Rara, Nepal
Altitude: 2957m.
Date: 20 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Impatiens glandulifera Royle ??


I. sulcata


Impatiens sulcata Wall.


This is called Giant Himalayan Balsam, it grows from 1 foot to 1-2 m tall


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SK 3173 26 November 2021: 7 very high res. images.

Location: Mugu, Rara, West Nepal
Altitude: 2913m.
Date: 20 August 2021 
Habit : Wild
Impatiens sulcata Wall. ??


Impatiens sulcata



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