Impatiens elegans Bedd., Madras J. Lit. Sci. n.s., 20: 67 1859. ;

Common name: Elegant Balsam

India: Tamil Nadu (Anamallay hills Poonachi & Kadamparai 700 m to 1500 m) and Kerala (Travancore hills). Endemic. as per BSI Flora of India;



Impatiens elegans Bedd. : 3 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.

Location- Eravikulam National Park, Munnar, Dist. Idukki, Kerala.

Habitat-   Wild

Plant Habit – Shrub

Height/Length- About 1 ft.

Note : Often confused with Impatiens cordata in appearance.

          Note the absence of spur in I.elegans unlike in I.cordata.

Impatiens elegans Bedd.

Thanks again for a beautiful addition to efi.  


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