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  Impatiens grandis
 
  Family: BALSAMINACEAE
  Citation:  Impatiens grandis Heyne ex Wall. in Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 465. 1824; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 463. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 143(102). 1915; Vivek. et al. in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 153. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 47. 1998; N.C. Rathakr. et al. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 542. 2005. Impatiens hookeriana Arn., Hook.'s Comp. Bot. Mag. 1: 324. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 463. 1874.
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  Description: Shrubs, 2 m high, stem thick, succulent, glabrous. Leaves alternate, to 22 x 8 cm, elliptic, acute at either ends, crenate, glabrous, with a pair of stalked glands at the base; petiole 6-11 cm long. Flowers 5 cm across, umbellate, 3-7-together; peduncle to 15 cm long; lip 15 mm long, produced into a broad, funnel shaped spur of 45 mm long; standard 2 x 2 mm, orbicular, notched at apex; wings 2-lobed, lobes sub-equal, 20 mm long, obovate, obtuse, white, streaked with red lines. Capsule 25 x 7 mm, glabrous; seeds many, orbicular, glandular-pubescent, brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Rose, Red, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 900-1700
  Localities: Mangaladevi, Vellimala
   
 
   
 
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