A new scapigerous species of <i>Impatiens</i> (Balsaminaceae) from India
Impatiens minae Ratheesh, Anil Kumar & Sivad. a new scapigerous species of Impatiens from Wayanad district in Kerala, India is described and illustrated. The new species resembles Impatiens denisonii and I. scapiflora by its 3-lobed lateral united petals and lower sepal with a long spur; but differs from the latter in having a curved band of dense fleshy clavate papillae at the base of lateral united petals, and from the former in the absence of a dorsal filiform appendage or auricle at the base of the lateral united petals.
Keywords: Balsaminaceae; Impatiens minae; Western Ghats; India; Scapigerous species.
Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon.18(2): 141-148, 2011 (December)
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