Impatiens meeboldii Hook. f., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 8: 291 1910. ;
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Common name: Meebold’s Balsam
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Images by Prashant Awale (Id by Tabish) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click on the links)

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VOF Week: White Impatiens sp. at VoF..:  Seen the White flowers of Impatiens at VoF.


Me too eager for the ID. My upload at
… is already waiting for this Impatiens at FOI since for 6 years …


This is Impatiens devendrae Pusalkar


Not Impatiens devendrae … If you look at I. devendrae flowers, the lower sepal (the one ending in a spur) is broad, cylindric, somewhat inflated.
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Devendra%27s%20Balsam.html
On the other hand, in the flowers here, the lower sepal is almost conical.


A reply from another thread:

“Several months ago I found information that white-flowered form of I. thomsonii was found in western Himalaya. I can’t found source now, but I finally compared pictures of typical I. thomsonii and our mystery white flowered Impatiens.

Shape of lower sepal and spur is very similar, lateral petals too, so only big difference is colour pattern.

What do you think?”


I think this one is Impatiens meeboldii
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=250071529
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Meebold’s%20Balsam.html


 


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Flora of Uttarakhand- Impatiens glandulifera 4 ?: Wild Herb captured on 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.).


I think Impatiens glandulifera var. candida (syn: I. roylei var. candida)


I think it’s same as in … post (yet to be identified): efi thread

Is it Impatiens devendrae as per another thread by … ?:


Thanks for appreciation – I tryed to browse all Impatiens posts.
For me it is not I. glandulifera – capsules are less or more linear, nor I. devendrae – lack of orange/reddish markings near the throat and different shape of lower sepal and spur, as far as I see it.

I have no clue which species it is


A reply from another thread:

“Several months ago I found information that white-flowered form of I. thomsonii was found in western Himalaya. I can’t found source now, but I finally compared pictures of typical I. thomsonii and our mystery white flowered Impatiens.

Shape of lower sepal and spur is very similar, lateral petals too, so only big difference is colour pattern.

What do you think?”


Keeping it as Impatiens meeboldii Hook. f. for the time being.



 

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VoF Week: 19082012 BS 2 Impatiens sp-2 from Valley for id: Another Impatiens sp from Valley for id


Any idea about the flower size (length from tip of spur to petal tip)


A reply from another thread:

“Several months ago I found information that white-flowered form of I. thomsonii was found in western Himalaya. I can’t found source now, but I finally compared pictures of typical I. thomsonii and our mystery white flowered Impatiens.

Shape of lower sepal and spur is very similar, lateral petals too, so only big difference is colour pattern.
What do you think?”

Keeping it as Impatiens meeboldii Hook. f. for the time being.


Impatiens meeboldii seems to be a good match. Is the elevation around 2400 m. and flowering May- July ?



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Impatiens-8 for ID :: VOF, Uttarakhand :: Aug 2018 :: ARKNOV-16 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Saw this at VOF, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
Requested to please provide ID?

Pl. check comparative images at

Closest I can go as per comparative images at Impatiens is Impatiens meeboldii Hook. f.



Saw this white Impatiens along the Ghangaria-VOF trail, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
Requested to please provide ID, if possible.

Pl. check comparative images at

Closest I can go as per comparative images at Impatiens is Impatiens meeboldii Hook. f.



White flowers of Impatiens at VoF.


Still unresolved…


Thanks … for this upload … plant posted in my query at efi thread looks to be same.


Impatiens glandulifera Royle ??



 

 


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References:The Plant List Ver.1.1 Tropicos  IPNI  BSI Flora of India  Flora of Pakistan  FOP illustration Dinesh Valke’s Flickr Post  Flowers of India  1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants By Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett, World Conservation Monitoring Centre

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