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  Impatiens platyadena
 
  Family: BALSAMINACEAE
  Citation:  Impatiens platyadena C.E.C. Fisch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1934: 393. 1934; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1871(1295). 1936; Vivek. et al. in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 193. 1997; N.C. Rathakr. et al. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 555. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Thottachinungi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Undershrub to 1 m high; stems angled. Leaves alternate, elliptic-lanceolate, crenate-serrate with apiculate crenatures at margin, acuminate at apex, 8-17 x 3.5-7.2 cm, decurrent into petiole with decurrent part with 4-8 marginal flat white glands; nerves impressed above, slightly prominent beneath. Racemes axillary; peduncles patent or slightly drooping, slender, 2.5-4.5 cm long; bracts ovate, 8-15 mm long, persistent. Flowers ca 1.5 cm long. Lateral sepals suborbicular, ca 6 mm across, cream-coloured. Lip funnel shaped, ca 1.2 cm long, pinkish; spur tubular, upcurved into a semicircle, cream coloured. Standard ovate, 7-8 mm long. Wings 1.5-1.6 cm long, 2-lobed; basal lobe ovate-triangled, acute or obtuse; distal lobe semiovate, subacute, 1-1.2 cm long, scarlet. Capsules ovoid, acute, ca 6 mm long, accrescent; seeds pyriform, 1.5-2 mm long, minutely papillose and mottled brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-November
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude: -2000
  Localities: Nemakad
   
 
   
 
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