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  Impatiens cuspidata
 
  Family: BALSAMINACEAE
  Citation:  Impatiens cuspidata Wight & Arn., Comp. Bot. Mag. 1: 321. 1835; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 142(101). 1915; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 92. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 98. 1994; Vivek. et al. in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 137. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 42. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 46. 1998; N.C. Rathakr. et al. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 537. 2005. Impatiens latifolia sensu Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 450. 1874,p.p. non L. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Thottachinungi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs, 60-150 cm high; stems branching, reddish, glabrous. Leaves alternate and opposite, crowding towards the apex of branches, 8-10 x 3 cm, elliptic, acute at both ends, crenate-serrate, glabrous; petiole 3-6 cm long, glandular. Flowers 2.5 cm across, axillary, 2-5-together, pedicels 4-8 cm long; lip funnel-shaped, cuspidate; spur 2.5 cm long, glabrous; sepals 5 mm long, linear; standard 10 x 17 mm, orbicular, bilobed above, strongly cuspidate; cusp 6 mm long, curved; wings 14 mm long, 2-lobed, lobes unequal, obtuse, rose. Capsule 25 x 9 mm, ellipsoid, acute, glabrous; seeds 6-9, 4.5 x 3 mm, rugose, hairy, dark-brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests, often along roadsides
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1500-2000
  Localities: Sunderamala, Munnar
   
 
   
 
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