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  Impatiens leschenaultii
 
  Family: BALSAMINACEAE
  Citation:  Impatiens leschenaultii (DC.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 136. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 450. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 141(101). 1915; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 40. 1988; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 117. 1997; Vivek. et al. in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 173. 1997; N.C. Rathakr. et al. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 547. 2005. Balsamina leschenaultii DC., Prodr. 1: 586. 1824.
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  Description: Undershrub, 1-1.5 m high. Leaves opposite, alternate or whorled, ovate-lanceolate or elliptic, crenate at margin sometimes ciliate in sinuses, acute or acuminate at apex, 2.5-12.5 x 1.2-4 cm; nerves 4-6 pairs; petioles to 5 cm long, glandular in upper half. Pedicels to 4 cm long. Flowers solitary, 2-nate or in fascicles, white with yellow tinge. Lateral sepals ovate-lanceolate, ca 3 mm long. Lip cymbiform, 5-7 mm long, yellow; spur incurved, slender, 1-2.2 cm long. Standard suborbicular, spurred on dorsal side. Wings 2-lobed; basal lobe smaller. Capsules ellipsoid, beaked, ca 1.2 cm long, 3-5 seeded; seeds obovoid, ca 3 mm long, rugose or papillose, dark purplish brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-December
  District(s): Malappuram, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests and grasslands
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 900-2400
  Localities: Sispara, Agastyarkudam, Kunda hills
   
 
   
 
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