Impatiens laevigata Wall., Numer. List 4753 1831.;

Images by Ritesh Kumar Choudhary – Id by Rajib Gogoi 



Gorgeous Impatiens for ID_RKC01_260811:
Pl help me to get the ID of this beautiful Impatiens:
Habit: Erect Herbs, ca 60 cms high.
Loc.: Khaari, East Kameng distt., Arunachal Pradesh (ca 500m)
Date: March, 2009

Nice pictures of Impatiens. I have no reference texts or experience with North East flora.

For the present I can only identify Impatiens species from Western Ghats. Since your balsam is from Arunachal Pradesh, someone who is familar with north Indian balsams may help.

Dr. Rajib Gogoi from BSI, Itanagar identified this as Impatiens laevigata Wall. ex Hook f. & Thomson (Balsaminaceae).

Please find his recent paper on this Impatiens here:

Balsaminaceae, Geraniaceae and Oxalidaceae Week:: Balsaminaceae :: Impatiens unidentified-3 from Mizoram – PKA12 : Attachments (2). 6 posts by 3 authors.
Here is one more Impatiens sp. from Mizoram. These are the only photographs available.

There are some similiarities with Impatiens from thread called

“Gorgeous Impatiens for ID_RKC01_260811”
I recently read some papers describing new Impatiens species from southern (?) China, and there were plants with predominantly yellow flowers and red markings.
I don’t think however I am able to find which species it is, unfortunately…

Thanks … Yes U R right, the plant posted in thread “Gorgeous Impatiens for ID_RKC01_260811” looks some what similar to one posted here. Hope to gets its ID.

Me too 🙂

I suppose this is Impatiens laevigata.
Compare pictures in Gogoi R., Barbhuiya H.A., Borah S. 2013. Rediscovery of Impatiens laevigata var. grandifolia (Balsaminaceae) from NE India.

Thanks … It does look like Impatiens laevigata Wall.


Impatiens from Arunachal Pradesh : 10 posts by 3 authors. only 1 correct image as above.
Kindly Identify these Impatiens species from Arunachal Pradesh.

Sorry, it is impossible from such small pictures – details are completely invisible.
Nr 5 looks like I. laevigata (?).
Please send bigger pictures with higher resolution, this way we can try.

Pl. post much bigger pictures.

Please find Impatiens photographs for ID.

Can you make it with a minimum size of 600 by 400 pixels ?

Please find Impatiens photographs for ID from Arunachal Pradesh.

Unfortunately, these pictures are to small and done with to low resolution to be sure. There is also no comparison, even with your hand, how big are these flowers
DSC01332 and Impatiens_3299 look like I. laevigata; Impatiens_2952 could be the same. Impatiens with small, narrow, yellow flowers are particularly difficult and little known.

MS Oct, 2019/15 Impatiens sp. for ID : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Location : Mawmrang, Mizoram
Altitude : ca 1,600 m.
Date : 06-11-2019
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Other recipients:
I think it is close to Impatiens laevigata..
I think it is close to Impatiens laevigata..

Thanks, …, for the id. To me also appears close to images at Impatiens laevigata Wall.


MS, Sept., 2023/08 Impatiens sp. for id.: 5 images.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,550 m
Date : 02-09-2023
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Please check Impatiens laevigata Wall. !

To me also appears close to images at

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