Impatiens gardneriana Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 3: t. 1050 1846. (Syn: Impatiens setosa Hook.f. & Thomson);
 

Annual, 30-40 cm high; stems creeping at base and rooting, ascending branched or not. Leaves opposite and whorled, ovate-oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, cuneate at base, serrate at margin, acuminate at apex, 3-12 x 1-4 cm, ciliate at margin towards base, sparsely pubescent; petioles 1.2-3.5 cm long, pubescent. Peduncles filiform, 2-3.5 cm long, glabrous. Flowers axillary, solitary or in fascicles, ca 2.5 cm across, pink. Lateral sepals ovate or ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, ciliate. Lip cymbiform; spur curved upwards, ca 1.8 cm long, slender. Standard suborbicular-obovate, apiculate, dorsally keeled. Wings 2-lobed; lobes obovate, distal lobe larger. Capsules terete, ca 1.5 cm long; seeds hairy.

Flowering and fruiting: July-November
Along margins of evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

ANSEPT40 Impatiens sp. for ID : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).
Charmady Ghat
14th September 2014


I feel it is Impatiens gardneriana Wight.


Yes, it is Impatiens gardneriana!


Yes I agree with the identification by …


 

 

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TSPOCT2015-26:Images of Impatiens gardneriana shared : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4) 
It is my pleasure to share a few images of Impatiens gardneriana (Balsaminaceae) endemic to the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
IUCN Threat Status: Endangered-EN ( B1 ab iii ) 
Habit: terrestial-epiphytic herb 
Habitat: Evergreen forest fringe 
Sighting: Gutti-Devaramane, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1400 msl
Date: 12-08-2015
ID help: Dr.V.Bhaskar


I wonder where all these  plants were hiding so far!


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Charmadi Ghat Karnataka
Date: 12 NOV 2016 … Altitude: explored between: 873 – 976 m (2863 – 3201 ft) asl
Impatiens ¿ dasysperma / talbotii ? … (family: Balsaminaceae)
Dear friends,
I think this must be Impatiens dasysperma; please validate if the pictures afford relevant aspects for ID.


efi page on Impatiens dasysperma with images 


this is I. gardneriana


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121-TSP-ID-11DEC2016-2:Impatiens sp @ Kottigehara for ID : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Kindly examine and identify this Impatiens sp (Balsaminaceae) 

Habit:Herb 

Habitat:Wild,evergreen forest fringe 

Sighting:Kottigehara,Chikmagalur,Karnataka about 1000 msl 

Date:28-11-2015


Thanks, … Pl. Also Check with comparative images in EFI site.


I have seen similar Impatiens (most probably could be I. dasysperma) along Charmadi Ghat, Kemmangundi Road … I have posted my query for validation.


Impatiens gardneriana.



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