Impatiens decipiens Hook. fil.,  Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 17 1905. ;
E. Himalaya as per POWO;
NE-India (Bengal), Sikkim, Darjeeling as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Deceptive Balsam

Impatiens species (mixed thread): 2 posts by 2 authors. 1 correct image as above.
This impatiens have been shot from Sikkim by my friends … Kindly confirm the species and obliged.

These are two species – notice difference in colour and shape of lateral petals.

Unfortunately, however, these pictures don’t give enough details for identification.

From Sikkim only, about 50 Impatiens species are known…

Image 1 looks closeness to Impatiens yui S.H.Huang and image 2 is Impatiens puberula DC..

We should ask to Dr. Gogoi regarding this. Researchgate .

the white flowered plant with pink vein is Impatiens uncipetala C.B. Clarke ex Hook. f. 

The pink flowered plant is Impatiens decipiens Hook.f.

Is there any connection between Impatiens uncipetala and Impatiens yui  ?

Attached for all…………

Impatiens uncipetala.pdf


SK 2899 07 April 2021: 7 images.

Location :  Central Nepal
Date: 4 April 2021
Elevation : 1150m
Habitat : Wild 
Sent by a friend.
Could it be I. puberula ??

Pl. check with Impatiens decipiens ?

I guess this sp. has no record for Nepal. Could you please check?

Impatiens decipiens




References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI    Flowers of India  IBIS Flora  Inflorescences of the Himalayan species of Impatiens (Balsaminaceae)