Impatiens glauca Hook.f. & Thomson, J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 4: 155 1860.;

N-India (Garhwal, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Kumaon), W-Nepal as per Catalogue of Life;


 

Impatiens species identification : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Species identification is requested of this Impatiens. It is tall about 5-6 feet with large leaves and pink rose coloured flowers.
Some earlier view from Wojciech Adamowski sir suggest it close to Impatiens glauca.
Experts please confirm.
Pictured at Barot, HP
Dated – 3/9/2017


Could not find a single image of this species on net for verification. 


Did you check comparative images at genera page in efi site? 


Yes sir I have checked comparative images at site but can’t find any match.


Finally … I recently checked description by JD Hooker sir and also find some old Herbarium images and compared them with my preserved samples and now I am very much sure that it must be Impatiens glauca.
The plant is tall glabrous and glaucous having ovate-oblong leaves about 13cms long and 10cms wide with crenate margins and whitish lower surface. Capsule is about 3cms long linear.. Flower is light pink rose coloured with naviculuar lip. Plant was found at 2100metres altitude.
Please see the attached links https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/18704364
Herbarium images
http://apps.kew.org/herbcat/getImage.do?imageBarcode=K000694741
Thanks again …


And I think it’s first coloured images description of this Impatiens.

Yes it is, …! 




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