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unid-TQ05: Another difficult Balsam for me 

Photographed in Dhanaulti, Uttaranchal
2,300 m elevation
early October

Sorry for the quality of the picture – was taken at the fag end of the day – light was low, batteries were exhausted.

Yes, as far as I remember, the flower, including the spur was more than an inch. Normally I take one picture of the flower with my finger or with a pen, but just forgot for this one, as I was trying hard to take a decent picture in low light.


If the flowers are yellow, spotted with red, bigger than 2.5 cm, then this would be I. falcifer.


Impatiens falcifer it cannot be, because I. falcifer is uniquely characterized by its strangely curved petals. Please see the pictures in the following links:
http://www.mrimpatiens.com/scripts/gallery.php?gallery=species&image=…
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10674076@N08/925457539/

Impatiens laxiflora perhaps


Not I. laxiflora since leaves do not match.


This is a very different plant, and it needs detail study with dissected parts.


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