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  Impatiens coelotropis
 
  Family: BALSAMINACEAE
  Citation:  Impatiens coelotropis C.E.C. Fisch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1934: 390. 1934 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1871(1295). 1936; Vivek. et al. in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 134. 1997; N.C. Rathakr. et al. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 536. 2005.
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  Description: Undershrub, ca 1 m high; branches slender. Leaves alternate, succulent, ovate-lanceolate, cuneate, acute or rounded at base, distantly serrate at margin, acute or short-acuminate at apex, 5-12 x 2.5-5.5 cm. Flowers axillary, solitary or 2-nate, ca 2.7 cm across, scarlet; peduncles 1-3 cm long. Lateral sepals ovate-lanceolate, cucullate, keeled. Lip saccate, ca 1 cm across, bright green; spur tubular, upcurved and appressed to lip, 6-10 mm long. Standard suborbicular, cucullate with a hollow keel. Wings 2-lobed; basal lobe semiovate, larger than oblong-falcate distal one. Capsules ellipsoid-fusiform, ca 1.5 cm long; seeds to 15, more or less reniform, compressed, papillose, pale brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-November
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad
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  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Orange, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 2100-2500
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