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  Impatiens henslowiana
 
  Family: BALSAMINACEAE
  Citation:  Impatiens henslowiana Arn., Comp. Bot. Mag. 1:322.1836; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1:458.1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 143(102). 1915; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 98. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 78. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 43. 1998; Vivek. et al. in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 155. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 47. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 52. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 33. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 43. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 132. 2002; N.C. Rathakr. et al. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 543. 2005. Impatiens albida Wight, Madras J. Lit. Sci. ser. 1, 5: 7. 1837 & Ic. t. 743. 1844.
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  Description: Shrubs, stem with prominent leafscars. Leaves simple, opposite decussate, 9 x 3 cm, lanceolate, acuminate, base cuneate, serrate, with stipitate glands at the base of the lamina, pubescent; petiole to 3 cm, ebracteate. Flowers solitary, white, pedicels to 9 cm. Lip to 2 cm, pubescent; spur to 1.5 cm. Lateral sepals ovate, mucronate. Petals 3.5 cm, white. Capsule ellipsoid, puberulus; seeds papillose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kannur
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  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: 600-2000
  Localities: Karimala Hills, Olikkudy, Kottamala, Karimala, Munnar, Agastyarkudam, Vellarimala, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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