Impatiens viscosa Bedd., Madras J. Lit. Sci. ser. 2, 10:68, t. 7, fig. 7. 1859;
Erect annuals, 30-40 cm high. Leaves opposite, to 7 x 4 cm, acute at either ends, crenate, glabrous; petioles 0.8-2 cm long, eglandular. Peduncles 8-10 cm long, axillary. Flowers restricted to the terminal portion; pedicels 2 cm long, slender; lip 7 x 4 mm, ovate, acuminate; spur 15 mm long, ensiform, acute; sepals ovate, acute; standard 4 x 4 mm, rounded at apex; wings 15 x 8 mm, 2-lobed; lower lobe very small; dorsal auricle filiform, 10 mm long, produced into the spur. Capsule 10 x 4mm, glabrous; seeds many, 1 x 0.5 mm, densely hairy, dark-brown.
Flowering and fruiting: August-December
Margins of shola forests and grasslands
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)
Impatiens-ID : Attachments (1). 6 posts by 4 authors.
Impaectie species from Idukki district of Kerala. pls see this and let me know anybody
Impatiens viscosa Bedd.
It doesn’t look like I. viscosa.
Please check as per what … suggested.
But I go with it is I. viscosa, it differ from I. goughii mainly by the lobing of wing petals.
Yes … is right, It is Impatiens viscosa
see the image from RBG Kew
Imaptiens sp. for ID AKDEC05 : 4 posts by 2 authors. 6 images.
Seen at Parunthupara, Kerala on a rocky shola fringe. Dec 2014
Fwd: Impatience sp? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 3 MB.
kindly help me id this flower
1 close to a waterfall near Vagamon, Kerala
2 Wild flower
4. approx 7″
5. leaves acuminate
6. Flowers pink
7. Prominent lower petal
Growing in wet walls
Appears close to images at Impatiens viscosa Bedd.