Impatiens porrecta Wall., Numer. List 7275 1832. ?;

Image by M Sawmiliana – Id by Wojciech & Rajib Gogoi 



Herb for ID : Attachments (1). 7 posts by 4 authors.
Location : Tawi, Mizoram. Date : 03-10-2007. Habitat : Wild. Habit : Herb.

Flower looks like Impatiens..

Impatiens sp.

Flower looks like Impatiens noli-tangere!

I contacted … and our common conclusion is that it could be form of I. porrecta or something close to this species.
I. noli-tangere is temperate species with very broad distribution, not known however from Mizoram. It has yellow flowers with some minute reddish dots. Leaves are of different shape and whole plant is glabrous.

Impatiens porrecta Wall. looks good. But what about white flower listed as Impatiens porrecta Wall. in efi ?


MS,June,2021/19 Impatiens sp. for id.: 2 images.
Location : Sailam

Date : 23-10-2017
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Impatiens monticola Hook.fil. ??

What about Impatiens mengtszeana ?
Maybe … can help.

I think looks different from images at Impatiens monticola


MS, Oct.,2022/01 Impatiens sp. for id.: 2 images.
Location : Sailam, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1200 m
Date : 14-10-2017
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

I tried both these sp. earlier but do not think they are an exact match !

MS Oct,2017/05 Impatiens sp. (porrecta ?) : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : Sailam
Altitude : ca 1,300 m.
Date : 14-10-2017
Habit : Herb up to 15 cm. tall (sometimes up to20 cm. tall)
Habitat : Wild

Looks different from images at
Looks similar to your images at Impatiens species- Hmuifang, Mizoram

Can it be Impatiens porrecta ?

Many characters are different.


MS,Oct.,2022/04 Impatiens sp. for id.: 2 images.
Location : Sailam, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,300 m.
Date : 13-10-2017
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Reminds me of Impatiens pullchra, but a good side-view of the flower is needed.

But leaves look different.

To me looks close to images at
Impatiens porrecta Wall.
Impatiens porrecta Wall. ?


MS,Nov.,2022/09 Impatiens sp. for id.: 4 images.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,450 m.
Date : 02-11-2022
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Same sp. had been posted earlier twice but still not identified.
Could be a new one ?

Appears close to images at

Experts may confirm or otherwise.

Then a couple of earlier posts pending ID should be the same sp.

Impatiens capensis and I. pallida

I guess it is not the correct ID !

I. pulchra

That is also doubtful !

None of these species distributed in India as per

I think looks different from images at


MS Aug., 2017/05 Impatiens sp. for ID : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram
Altitude : ca 1,400 m.
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Pl. check with comparative images at Impatiens

Do you have more images …, this may be comparable to Impatiens monticola?


Another same image. It is about 7-10 cm tall. This plant was identified by … as I.porrecta. Mizo name : Hmehzial

Looks different from images at 


Could you get it identified ?
If not, may I request you to pl. post high resolution images.

2 high res. images.

Any idea about this one. Forwarding you two high resolution images one by one.


MS, Sept., 2023/05 Impatiens sp. for id.: 3 images.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,450 m
Date : 02-09-2023
Habit : Herb up to 10 cm high
Habitat : Wild

Impatiens porrecta Wall. ??

Yes, appears close to images at


ID request impatiens species: 1 docx file.
Please help me to identify the impatiens species from Manipur
please find the attached file below.

Please check Impatiens porrecta Wall.





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