Impatiens leschenaultii (DC.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. fl. Ind. orient. 131. 1834 (Syn: Balsamina leschenaultii DC. );

 
im-PAY-shuns — impatient; referring to the seed pod’s habit of bursting openDave’s Botanary
ay-shen-NAWL-tee-eye — named for Jean Baptiste L T Leschenault de la Tour, French botanist and traveller

commonly known as: Leschenault’s balsam

Endemic to: Western Ghats (of India)
 


Place: along Doddabetta Road, Ooty.
Time: November 17, 2011 at 1.25pm
Habit: erect herb, about a metre high
Habitat: growing wild on hill slope.
Flower size: about 1″ long X 3/4″ wide

… had missed putting elevation where this plant sighted … please read it as: about 8430 ft asl.


We can explore two possibilities

1. Impatiens candida
2. Impatiens bicornuta due to two horned buds
1) Impatiens candida does not show horizontal lobes of corolla seen in the posted plant.
2) Impatiens bicornuta, illustration at Flora of China seems very different from the posted plant.

Response from Derik of Mr Impatiens via …:
“This looks like Impatiens leschenaultii. It can grow to be a soft wooded shrub.
Derick” 

It does look like Impatiens leschenaultii. Waiting for comments.

Derick sir is right this may be Impatiens leschenaultii. Herewith I am attaching Wright’s?/ Wight’s Illustration for your kind perusal.
Thanking you.
Impatiens leschenaultii Wallich [1379-551527-86474] Wright, R., Spicilegium Neilgherrense, vol. 1: t. 42 (1846) [Rungiah]

 

Nilgiris: Impatiens for identification 05111201:

Please help me to identify this Impatiens sp. It is a shrub of about 2-3 feet high.
Flower: 3cm across
Fruit: c.1cm long
Leaf: 6×3 cm
Date: 20 Oct 2012
Place: Mukruti NP, Nilgiris
Alt.: 2350 m asl


It is Impatiens leschenaultii.

 

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Balsaminaceae, Geraniaceae and Oxalidaceae Week :: DV13 :: 17 NOV 11 13:27 :: Balsaminaceae » Impatiens leschenaultii in Ooty : 3 images. 5 posts by 4 authors.
Balsaminaceae
Impatiens leschenaultii (DC.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn. 

im-PAY-shuns — impatient; referring to the seed pod’s habit of bursting openDave’s Botanary
ay-shen-NAWL-tee-eye — named for Jean Baptiste L T Leschenault de la Tour, French botanist and traveller
commonly known as: Leschenault’s balsam
Endemic to: Western Ghats (of India)
References: Flowers of IndiaefloraofindiaNPGS / GRINBotanicus 
at Doddabetta, Ooty on 17 NOV 11


Its specific epithet is really interesting! Thank you for good pics and other details


1 image. 2 posts by 2 authors.
Name: Impatiens leschenaultii (DC.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.

Family: Balsaminaceae
Date: 20 oct 2012
Location: Western Catchment, Upper Nilgiris, TN
Alt.: 2300 m asl
The plant was identified by Dr.V. Bhaskar at our group.


 

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Impatiens leschenaultii ?? at Munnar- PKA24 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)- around 450 kb each. 
This Impatiens sp. was seen en-route Top-Station near Munnar.
Could this be Impatiens leschenaultii ??

Family: Balsaminaceae


To me also appear close to images at Impatiens leschenaultii


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Impatiens leschenaultii submission : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)- around 400 kb each. 

Here’s I am sharing some images of this beautiful and rare Balsam species I found during my recent visit to Nilgiri Hills. 
Impatiens leschenaultii 
Leschenault’s Balsam 
Family – Balsaminaceae
Photographed at Ooty, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiri Hills)
Dated – 12January2019


love it espo the whole plant picture. thats thoughtful of you


 

 
References:
NPGS / GRIN  The Plant List (Author citation different from GRIN)  Flowers of India  efloraofindia  Botanicus

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