A new scapigerous species of <i>Impatiens</i> (Balsaminaceae) from India

  • M.K. Ratheesh Narayanan M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Puthoorvayal 673 121, Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala
  • N. Anilkumar M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Puthoorvayal 673 121, Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala
  • R. Meera Raj M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Puthoorvayal 673 121, Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala
  • M. Sivadasan Department of Botany & Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, P. O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451
  • A. H. Alfarhan Department of Botany & Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, P. O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451
Keywords: New species

Abstract

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.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v18i2.9299

Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon.

18(2): 141-148, 2011 (December)

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Narayanan, M., Anilkumar, N., Raj, R., Sivadasan, M., & Alfarhan, A. (1). A new scapigerous species of <i>Impatiens</i&gt; (Balsaminaceae) from India. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 18(2), 141-148. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v18i2.9299
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