@Article{taiwania2023682161, AUTHOR = {Vellingiri Ravichandran, Maruthakutty Murugesan, Ravichandran Tharani, Bannari Karthik, Mayandi Premkumar }, TITLE = {Impatiens neo-orchioides, a striking new balsam (Balsaminaceae: Scapigerae) from Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats, India}, JOURNAL = {Taiwania}, VOLUME = {68}, YEAR = {2023}, ISSUE = {2}, PAGES = {161-165}, URL = {https://taiwania.ntu.edu.tw/abstract/1922}, ABSTRACT = {Impatiens neo-orchioides (Balsaminaceae), a remarkable new species from the Western Ghats of Nilgiri hills, Tamil Nadu state, India is described and illustrated here. The new species is morphologically similar to I. orchioides Bedd., but differs mainly by folded leaves, pink–coloured petals, presence of spur, c. 1.5 cm long pedicels and 3-lobed lateral united petals with pink hairs at throat. Detailed description, distribution, conservation status and colour photographic plates are provided here to facilitate the easy identification of the new species.}, DOI = {10.6165/tai.2023.68.161} }