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)
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 ?
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.
Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 World Flora Online GBIF (High resolution specimens) Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal IIIM (Specimen) India Biodiversity Portal europeana (Specimen) Bhutan Biodiversity Portal
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