Impatiens platyadena C. E. C. Fisch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1934:393. 1934;
Image by Santhosh Kumar – Id by V.Bhaskar



Undershrub to 1 m high; stems angled.

Leaves alternate, elliptic-lanceolate, crenate-serrate with apiculate crenatures at margin, acuminate at apex, 8-17 x 3.5-7.2 cm, decurrent into petiole with decurrent part with 4-8 marginal flat white glands; nerves impressed above, slightly prominent beneath.
Racemes axillary; peduncles patent or slightly drooping, slender, 2.5-4.5 cm long; bracts ovate, 8-15 mm long, persistent.
Flowers ca 1.5 cm long. Lateral sepals suborbicular, ca 6 mm across, cream-coloured. Lip funnel shaped, ca 1.2 cm long, pinkish; spur tubular, upcurved into a semicircle, cream coloured. Standard ovate, 7-8 mm long. Wings 1.5-1.6 cm long, 2-lobed; basal lobe ovate-triangled, acute or obtuse; distal lobe semiovate, subacute, 1-1.2 cm long, scarlet.
Capsules ovoid, acute, ca 6 mm long, accrescent; seeds pyriform, 1.5-2 mm long, minutely papillose and mottled brown.     
Flowering and fruiting: August-November
Shola forests
Endemic to Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
Taken from Munnar in Kerala. Id plz

This is Impatiens platyadena C.E.C. Fischer of the Section: ‘Racemosae’. 



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