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  Impatiens latifolia
 
  Family: BALSAMINACEAE
  Citation:  Impatiens latifolia L., Sp. Pl. 937. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 450. 1874; Vivek. et al. in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 169. 1997; N.C. Rathakr. et al. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 546. 2005; Jyosna & Janarthanam, Rheedea 21: 66. 2011. Impatiens bababudenensis Hook.f., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1910: 295. 1910.
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  Description: Erect, fleshy shrub, 20-50 cm high; stems branched. Leaves alternate, subopposite or whorled, often crowded at ends of branches, ovate-lanceolate, crenate-serrate at margin, acuminate or caudate-acuminate at apex, 5-11 x 2-3.5 cm, membranous, glandular at lower margin; nerves 7-10 pairs; petioles 2-5 cm long, glandular. Pedicels slender, 2-6 cm long, often recurved in fruit. Flowers solitary, 2-nate or in fascicles, purple or red. Lateral sepals ovate, cuspidate, small or minute. Lip cymbiform, cucullate, acuminate; spur straight or incurved, slender, 1.2-1.8 cm long, white. Standard larger than wings, 2-lobed, spurred on dorsal side. Wings 2-lobed; basal lobe smaller. Capsules ellipsoid, 1.8-2.4 cm long; seeds obovoid, rugose or papillose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-November
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Purple, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: Nov-00
  Localities: Ponmudi, Boneccord
   
 
   
 
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