Impatiens rupicola Hook. f., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1910:292. 1910;

Came across this small erect herb near “Kudal, Konkan”.
Bot. name: Impatiens tomentosa
Family: Balsaminaceae
Common name: Phonda Terda 


I don’t know what is it, but not I. tomentosa
As far as I see leaves are without any hairs and in Dessai & Janarhtanam’s paper I. tomentosa is described as hairy. Also shape of flower and leaves shown are different


I think it is I.oppositifolia


This balsam looks like Impatiens rupicola Hook.f., which forms a complex with I. oppositifolia.


 
 

References:

GRIN  The Plant List  Western Ghat Portal  

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