Research Paper

A new species of Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) and rediscovery of Impatiens aliciae from the Western Ghats of India

Bince Mani, Sinjumol Thomas, Susai John Britto

Published on: 09 September 2020

Page: 451 - 455

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2020.65.451

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2020 vol.65 no.4 pp.451-455


A new Impatiens species, I. periyarensis is described from the Western Ghats, India. It is found on the open dripping rocks in semi-evergreen forests in Idukki. Additionally, an enigmatic taxon I. aliciae, from Valara, Idukki, is rediscovered after its type collections in 1933 by Barnes. A detailed description, illustration, phenology, and notes on both the species are provided.

Keyword: Balsams, Impatiens josephia, Kerala, Travancore