Impatiens tangachee Bedd., Madras J. Lit. Sci. ser. 2, 20:66. 1859 ;
Image by Santhosh Kumar 


Shrubs. Leaves to 11 x 2.5 cm, elliptic, acute, base cuneate, glabrous, serrate with prolonged bristles, green above and pale beneath, subsessile. Racemes axillary; peduncle to 12 cm; bracts 5 mm, ovate; flowers pink, irregular; sepals 3, lip 1 cm, saccate, spurred, to 2.5 cm, lateral 4 mm, oblong, acute; petals obovate, orbicular, 1 and 2 cm long; filaments 1 mm, free; ovary ovoid, 4 mm, stigma sessile

Flowering and fruiting: December-February
Notes: Western Ghats, Evergreen Forests, River Beds
(Ref. India Biodiversity Portal)     

Impatiens tangachee Beddome from Kerala

Beautiful! Thanks … for sharing such interesting and rare species.


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