Impatiens concinna Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 449 1874. ;

Erect annual herbs, 15-25 cm high; stems stout, branched; branches ascending. Leaves opposite, 1.2-1.8 cm long, ovate-cordate, acute at apex, serrate, glandular; 3 lower serratures almost setaceous, nerves prominent beneath, subsessile; stipules setaceous or absent. Flowers ca 1 cm across, axillary, solitary, binate or in fascicles, rose-purple; pedicels shorter than the leaves. Lateral sepals ovate or ovate-lanceolate. Lip subequal to lateral sepals, cymbiform; spur very short, incurved. Standard orbicular, spurred. Wings 2-lobed; distal lobes dimidiate-ovate, clawed. Capsules ca 8 mm long, turgid in middle; seeds few, broader than long, subcompressed, black, shining.

Near water courses in grasslands
Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)

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

Rediscovery of Impatiens concinna : 7 posts by 7 authors. Attachments (1)- Rediscovery of Impatiens concinna.pdf- 4 MB  

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of the rediscovery of Impatiens concinna published in the current issue of Current Science.​

Congratulations … for one more feather in your cap…..

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You and your team is doing wonderful work …, congratulations for this finding and hope for many more..!!


The Plant List Ver.1.1
(Unresolved)  IPNI  GRIN
 BSI Flora of India  India Biodiversity Portal  Kerala plants  1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants By Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett, World Conservation Monitoring Centre