Impatiens jurpia Buch.-Ham., Numer. List 4761 1831.;

Nepal, N-India (Assam, Darjeeling, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya), Sikkim,
Bhutan, N-Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Sagaing)
as per Catalogue of Life;


Shrubs, about 1.5-2.5 cm tall. Stems erect, stout, branched, woody near the base, finely pubescent when young. Leaves alternate, ovate-elliptic to oblanceolate-oblong, about 5-25 x 2-8 cm across, base cuneate or attenuate, margins crenate-serrate with few filiform glandular appendages which start from almost the middle of the petiole, apex acuminate to caudate, lateral veins about 6-12 on either side of the midrib, chartaceous, green above and paler beneath, pubescent both above and beneath, petiole slender, reddish, up to 7 cm long, winged narrowly with a pair of stalked glands on both sides. Inflorescence resupinate, axillary 2-4 flowered racemes, peduncle reddish, about 5-8 cm long, in the upper parts of the plant, glabrous. Flowers bisexual, zygomorphic, white, yellow or pale orange, wings yellow with red line on ventral side, about 3-5 cm across, pedicel slender, pubescent, ascending, about 1.5-2 cm long, bracts linear subulate, red, about 4 mm long, sepals 3, imbricate, 2 lateral ones flat, small, lanceolate-ovate, reddish, apex apiculate, glabrous, posterior sepal (Lip) large, petaloid, shallow navicular, about 2-3 cm long, spurred, spur abruptly constricted, curved coil-like, reddish with brown spots, about 1 cm long, petals 5, upper standard petal, keeled, orbicular, about 1.3-1.5 x 1.8-2 cm across, spurred dorsally, spur red, about 5 mm long, lateral ones (wings or alae), fused in pairs, bilobed, basal lobes ovate, margins entire, about 1.3 x 1.5 cm across, distal lobes, elliptic-oblanceolate, margins entire, dorsal auricle present. Stamens 5, anthers bi-locular. Ovary 5 locular. Fruit indehiscent, capsule, narrow fusiform or linear, about 1-3 cm long, glabrous.

Eastern Himalayas, altitude 1000-1700 m.
Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India: Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, West Bengal, Nepal
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India. Kailash, B. R., ATREE, Bangalore, India. Royal Norwegian Embassy grants. Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi from India Biodiversity Portal)


 

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SK823 25 OCT-2017:ID : 15 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (8)- around 700 kb each.

Location: Dolakha, Nepal 
Date : 4 September, 2017
Elevation : 6000 ft.
Tried all avenues but no success for ID.


Have you check comparative images at Impatiens ?

Yes …


I could also not find a match as per comparative images at Impatiens  


Sorry, I don’t see enough details…
This is particularly difficult group with some unresolved problems and without detailed studies it is impossible to be sure.

Please, have you looked at what I know as Himalayan Balsam aka Impatiens glandulifera? Did you look at Impatiens oxyanthera?


Yes I did but no luck.





References:

Studies of Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) of Nepal 2. Impatiens jurpia, I. urticifolia, and Allied Species– Shinobu Akiyama and Hideaki Ohba- Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ser. B, 41(4), pp. 161–178, November 20, 2015

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