Impatiens chungtienensis Y.L. Chen, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(2): 44–45, pl. 1, f. 2; pl. 3, f. 1 1978. ;

im-PAY-shuns — impatient; referring to the seed pod’s habit of bursting open … Dave’s Botanary
¿ chung-TEE-yen-sis ? — of or from Zhongdian (pronounced Chung-tien) in the Yunnan province of China, popularly known as Shangri-La … Flowers of India 

commonly known asChungtien BalsamShangri-La BalsamZhongdian Balsam 
VOF Week: Impatiens sp-3 for ID—- along Vasundhara falls: This is one more Impatiens sp. spotted en-route Vasundhara falls.
Flower size was small.
Family: Balsaminaceae
Date/Time: 11-08-2012 / 09:00AM
Plant habit: Herb


This is Impatiens badrinathii Pusalkar & D.K. Singh, Newly described species by Dr. Pushalkar from NC BSI, Dehradun.


Is it possible to see the paper? preferably a pdf?


You can see the following link for the paper…


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VOF Week: Impatiens sp. for ID—– seen along Vasundhara Falls- Mana Route: This is one more Impatiens sp. seen en-route Vasundhara Falls- Mana Trail.
Date/Time: 11-08-2012 / 11:20AM


This Impatiens sp. also look similar to one identified by … as Impatiens badrinathii ..
Requesting … to have a look at this one also…


yes it is Impatiens badrinathii Pusalkar & D.K. Singh
paper for your reference


Fwd: VOF Week: Impatiens sp. for ID—– seen along Vasundhara Falls- Mana Route


This is one more Impatiens sp. spotted en-route Vasundhara falls. Thanks to … for identifying this.
Bot. Name: Impatiens badrinathii Pusalkar & D.K. Singh
Family: Balsaminaceae
Date/Time: 11-08-2012 / 09:00AM
Plant habit: Herb

Impatiens chungtienensis as per another thread. Thanks, …, for pointing out.

 

Images by Nidhan Singh

My Pending Identifications: Chakrata- Impatiens unid:: NS MARCH 27 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7).
This Impatiens was shot in August 2013… please suggest id..


Can this be Impatiens thomsonii, the leaves and flower size suggests so..


An input received led me to Impatiens amplexicaulis….

The illustration on FoC matches well… (http://foc.eflora.cn/content.aspx?TaxonID=242423055)
Thanks a lot … for the lead..


This looks like I. badrinathii, recently described by Pusalkar and Singh – leaves are amplexicaul, but spur is straight/almost straight. Both description and figure in FoC are misleading.


Yes, it is I.chungtienensis.
    

Balsaminaceae
Impatiens thomsonii Hook. f.  
im-PAY-shuns — impatient; referring to the seed pod’s habit of bursting openDave’s Botanary
tom-SON-ee-eye — named for Thomas Thomson … superintendent of Calcutta Botanic Garden … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: Thomson’s balsam
Native to: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan
References: Flowers of IndiaFlora of ChinaNPGS / GRIN  
at Auli on 31 JUL 12


This is Impatiens chungtienensis
Shangri-La Balsam
See its upper leaves are amplexecauled and have near straight long spur, all these features are pointing towards I.chungtienensis

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Impatiens badrinathii on efloraofindia : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Impatiens badrinathii is the same species as Impatiens chungtienensis (see the 2015 paper attached).
(meaning, it was incorrectly described as a new species)
So the correct species is:
Impatiens chungtienensis Y.L.Chen in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(2): 40, 44, fig. 1-2 (1978)
Synonyms:
Impatiens badrinathii Pusalkar and Singh in Taiwania 55(1): 13, fig. 1 A–W (2010)
Impatiens amplexicaulis auct. non Edgew.
Although it was originally discovered in China, it is also found in the Himalayas, Eastern to Western.
I am attaching 3 images of Impatiens chungtienensis for comparison.


Thanks … for update and sharing the useful paper.


… is correct. Apparently Himalayas are corridor along which I. chungtienensis wandered from China to Uttarakhand (or in opposite direction?).

 

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VoF Week :: Impatiens thomsonii at Auli:  Impatiens thomsonii … (family: Balsaminaceae)
31 JUL 12
Auli8750 – 9000 ft 


I think, this one is Impatiens chungtienensis Y.L.Chen (what has been called Impatiens badrinathii on this forum), and not Impatiens thomsonii.
The difference between the two is a bit subtle. The straight spur, and not curved, may be the first indicator. But the more noticeable one is that the upper leaves are stem-clasping. Also, the leaves may be almost oblong.
A comparison with … Impatiens thomsonii images from Kashmir might help:
In … species, the spur is curved, and the upper leaves may be stalkless, but are not
stem-clasping. Also, the leaves are ovate, never tending to oblong.
The difference between the flowers of Impatiens chungtienensis and Impatiens thomsonii is rather subtle. In I. chungtienensis the lower sepal gradually narrows into the spur, but in I. thomsonii the lower sepal abruptly narrows into the spur. This difference may be noted by looking at the side views of flowers in … and … species.


OK …, I will revise my notes accordingly.


Impatiens chungtienensis


 

via Species‎ > ‎I‎ > Impatiens chungtienensis Y.L. Chen … family: Balsaminaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
im-PAY-shuns — impatient; referring to the seed pod’s habit of bursting open … Dave’s Botanary
¿ chung-TEE-yen-sis ? — of or from Zhongdian (pronounced Chung-tien) in the Yunnan province of China, popularly known as Shangri-La … Flowers of India 
commonly known asChungtien BalsamShangri-La BalsamZhongdian Balsam 
botanical namesImpatiens chungtienensis Y.L.Chen in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(2): 40, 44, fig. 1-2 (1978) … synonymsImpatiens badrinathii Pusalkar and Singh in Taiwania 55(1): 13, fig. 1 A–W (2010) • Impatiens amplexicaulis auct. non Edgew. … efloraofindia 
July 31, 2012 … Auli 

 

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Saw this near Ghangaria on Ghangaria-VOF trail, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
Requested to please provide ID, is this Impatiens chungtiensis?

May be as per images at 

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Flower images not so clear but I guess Impatiens sulcata Wall.


Thanks … for the feedback. I. chungtiensis on efi seems to have a straight spur, I had overlooked that. Here the spur seems to be curved.
However, the size of the flowers differs, these are smaller than the ones on efi. Could this be something else?


Yes, Impatiens chungtienensis


References:

The Plant List Ver.1.1
 Tropicos  Catalogue of Life  GBIF  Flora of China  Flowers of India  Studies of Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) of Nepal 1. Impatiens amplexicaulis Edgew. and I. chungtienensis Y. L. Chen Shinobu Akiyama, and Hideaki Ohba (Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ser. B, 41(3), pp. 113–124, August 21, 2015 – Abstract Impatiens amplexicaulis Edgew. and I. chungtienensis Y.L.Chen are taxonomically revised and a new section name, sect. Sulcatae S.Akiyama & H.Ohba, is proposed. Impatiens amplexicaulis distributed in NW Himalaya, and the species reported from Nepal should be referred to I. chungtienensis. These two are distinguished by the shape of the lower sepal.)

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