Impatiens floribunda Wight, Madras J. Lit. Sci. 5:7. 1837 ?;
Image by Santhosh Kumar – Id by V.Bhaskar 



Erect or decumbent herb, to 70 cm high; stems branched, greenish.

Leaves alternate or opposite, rarely whorled, elliptic-lanceolate, decurrent, serrate or crenate-serrate at margin, apiculate from apex of teeth, caudate-acuminate at apex, 2-10 x 1.2-4 cm, glaucous beneath; petioles 1.5-3.5 cm long with stipitate glands. Pedicels to 2.5 cm long.
Flowers solitary or in fascicles, pink. Lateral sepals ovate, small. Lip cymbiform; spur slender, straight. Wings 2-lobed; lobes subequal or basal lobe larger.
Capsules ellipsoid; seeds globose, tubercled.     
Flowering and fruiting: July-November
Shola forests
Endemic to Southern Western Ghats

This Impatiens I took from Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve in Kerala. Id plz

It looks like Impatiens floribunda Wight of the Section: ‘Microsepalae’, but I am not sure since the single photo is not much revealing !


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