Impatiens stocksii Hook.f. & Thomson, J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 4: 119 1860. ;



Slender herb, to 15 cm high. Leaves radical, variable, orbicular-reniform, cordate or oblong-ovate, crenate at margin, 1.5-4.8 x 1.3-1.5 cm, pubescent above, glabrous beneath; nerves flabellate. Scapes to 10 cm long; bracts ovate, small; pedicels stout, ca 1 cm long. Flowers 3-6 in racemes, ca 2 cm across, pink. Lateral sepals ovate, obtuse. Lip cymbiform; spur short or absent. Standard somewhat rhomboid, cucullate, crenate as broad as long or broader. Wings 3-lobed; distal lobe longer. Capsules ellipsoid, acute; seeds linear-oblong, minute.

Flowering and fruiting: August-November
Epiphyte in evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (endemic)

(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi



Impatiens spp for Id assistance : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Forwarding images of an Impatiens spp which I believe is I. theurkaufiana  for Id assistance.
Date/time: 14-08-2014,16-08-2014 and19-08-2014/ between 4-00PM and 6-00 PM
Location: Mullaiyanagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1700msl
Habitat: Wild
Habit; Epiphytic


it more closer to Impatiens stocksii Hook. f. et Thomson


This is Impatiens stocksii, if it lacks a spur in the lip.


Impatiens-2-mullaiangiri_14-8-2014 for ID assistance : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Submitting images of an Impatiens sp for identification. (Impatiens stocksii…???)
Date/time: 14-8-2014/ About 6-00 pm
Location: Mullaiangiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka about 1700 msl
Habitat: Wild
Habit: Herb, Epiphytic


Yes, I. stocksii.


ANAUG03/03 Impatiens stocksii Hook.f. & Thomson : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Family: Balsaminaceae
Date: 2nd August 2015
Place: Chikamagaluru, Karnataka

Habit: Epiphytic herb
Habitat: Shola forest


Again excellent pics !!


 

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TSPOCT2015-12: Images of Impatiens stocksii shared : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
It is my pleasure to share a few images of Impatiens stocksii (Balsaminaceae)
Habit: Epiphytic on moss-covered tree trunks
Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
Sighting: Mullaianagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1700 msl and Bisle-
Vanagoor ,Sakaleshpur, about 1200 msl
Date: 16-08-2014 and 14-08-2015 respectively
IUCN Threat status: VU(D1) 


another anthropomorphic flowers’ set of pictures love them


Thanks for showing this rare endemic.


References:

1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants By Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett, (Indeterminate- Karnataka) 
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004- Details) 

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