Impatiens khasiana Hook.f., Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 27 1905.;
Common name: Khasi Balsam
NE-India (NE-India, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya) as per Catalogue of Life;


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This plant looks like recently rediscovered I. khasiana.
See: Odyuo N., Deori C., Gogoi R. 2015. Rediscovery of Impatiens khasiana Hook.f. after more than a century. Telopea 18: 85-89.
Paper is free accessible.


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Impatiens khasiana for addition to eFI from Shillong-Meghalaya : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)

While going through Impatiens page on eFI, I noticed that this species is not represented in the database..
This was recorded from Shillong and was identified by Dr. Rajib Gogoi as Impatiens khasiana, a rare and endemic taxon..
Interestingly, it was rediscovered after a long gap, just few months prior to my finding this..!!


References:

The Plant List Ver.1.1
 IPNI  Catalogue of Life  GBIF (with type specimen) Flowers of India  Rediscovery of Impatiens khasiana Hook.f. after more than a century– N Odyuo, Chaya Deori, Rajib Gogoi-  Telopea, Vol 18 (2015). (Abstract- Impatiens khasiana Hook.f. (Balsaminaceae) has been rediscovered after a period of 129 years from Meghalaya, in north-eastern India. A detailed description from living specimens, coloured photographs and other relevant information are provided for easy identification. The name I. khasiana Hook.f. is here lectotypified).

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