Research Paper

A new species of Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) from northern Gayo Plateau, northern Sumatra

Wendy A. Mustaqim, Ahmad Y. Mahardhika, Yusuf S.A. Fauzan, Zulfan Arico, Enggal Primananda, Iyan Robiansyah

Published on: 23 January 2024

Page: 57 - 61

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2024.69.57


Impatiens bungeilang Mustaqim is described here as a species new to science based on plants collected from the northern Gayo Plateau, northern Sumatra. A detailed description, notes on distribution, ecology, phenology, notes, and color photographs are provided. According to the IUCN Red List Criteria, this species is here considered Critically Endangered due to its small geographic range and heavily fragmented as well as degraded habitats.

Keyword: Impatiens bungeilang, Impatiens calendulina, Impatiens heterosepala, Indonesia, Malesia, montane plant, taxonomy

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