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 goughii

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. No images seen now.
Seen at Parunthupara, Kerala on a rocky shola fringe. Dec 2014

It looks like Impatiens viscosa of the Section ‘Sub-umbellatae’.

Impatiens viscosa

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
3. Herb
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.


372 ID wild Balsaminaceae:
Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Vannappuram, Thodupuzha, Idukki Dist., Kerala PIN:685607
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 21SEP2022, 02.35pm
Habitat: wild moisture rocky misty hill, wind
Plant habit: unbranched, slender weak purplish angular fleshy stem 03.5mm base diameter, hairy, annual
Height: 15 cm
Leaves: alternate/opposite, ovate, acute, serrated margins, hairy, simple, size:03.5×2cm
Flower: axillary racemose, diameter:12mm, pink, non fragrant, gripped peduncle
Fruit: capsule purplish ovoid, size:04×2,5mm

Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Impatiens viscosa Bedd.

Yes, it is Impatiens viscosa, thank you very much for ID my plant,

I also agree as per images at Impatiens viscosa Bedd.




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