Impatiens denisonii Bedd., Madras J. Lit. Sci. III, 1: 41 1864.;

Common name: Denison Balsam

India: Common on moist rocks and tree trunks between 1000 to 1600 m altitude. Tamil Nadu and Kerala as per BSI Flora of India;

Acaulescent herbs. Leaves alternate, deeply 2-lobed at base with a broad sinus, ovate-cordate, crenate at margin, 7-8 cm long, pubescent above. Flowers 7-11, in racemes, pink. Spur recurved, long; standard ovate, vaulted; wings 3-lobed, bearded on inner face; basal lobes with dorsal auricle produced into spur. Capsules ellipsoid; seeds minute with spiral hairs.

Flowering and fruiting: July-November
On wet rocks and tree trunks in evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)

Location- Mukurthi National Park, Tamil Nadu

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild

Plant Habit- Herb

Altitude : 6800ft.

Impatiens denisonii Bedd.

Please find attached another endemic Imaptiens sp. for addition to the collection.
Photographed during 1990’s


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