Impatiens amphorata Edgew., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 20: 39 1846. as per efi thread;
Common name: Amphora Balsam
Impatiens devendrae Pusalkar: 8 very high res. images.
Habit : Wild
If ID is correct, it would be a new sp. for Nepal.
Though our young Balsam expert will have his say, I think you are right in identification..
I think for the time being these plants should be called I. amphorata.
Impatiens amphorata should not be a synonym of Impatiens bicolor, which has yellow and pink bicolor flowers.
The name Impatiens amphorata was originally used for the pink colored species
This species is now Impatiens bicolor var. devendrae, as per
Any opinion on your two sp. ??
I just saw Wojciech’s post in this thread which I earlier missed. I am happy to see that this plant is now called Impatiens amphorata. Many years back Wojciech had said in this forum that the species which was described as Impatiens devendrae, was the same which was originally called Impatiens amphorata, but for some some reason got mixed up with Impatiens bicolor. I will happily go with Impatiens amphorata. I too think that … plant is Impatiens amphorata, known from Nepal according to Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) of Nepal (1) by Akiyama.
If time allow, I will prepare a file dealing with I. amphorata/I. devendrae and add it to my project on RG. I don’t think however I will be able to do so before autumn, as my field season starts soon.
Impatiens devendrae Pusalkar ??:
Request for your kind opinion on this sp.
West Nepal at 2500m in August.
Full description will be published later and then we will be able to see what she includes into I. amphorata.
All links say it is syn. of I. bicolor but it does not look like matching.
Check also newest paper: Akiyama S. 2021. Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) of Nepal (1) An Identification Key and Taxonomy of the Species of Sections Uniflorae, Fasciculatae and Axilliflorae. Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science. Series B, Botany 47(2): 79-101.
True I. bicolor has bicolored, yellow and rosa flowers.
I shall do that.
May I have your opinion ?
I think I agree with …
That means bicolor ??