TY -JOUR AU -Vellingiri Ravichandran AU -Maruthakutty Murugesan AU -Ravichandran Tharani AU -Bannari Karthik AU -Mayandi Premkumar TI -Impatiens neo-orchioides, a striking new balsam (Balsaminaceae: Scapigerae) from Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats, India PY -2023 DA -2023-04-12 JO -Taiwania VL -68 IS -2 SP -161 EP -165 UR -https://taiwania.ntu.edu.tw/abstract/1922 AB -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. DO -10.6165/tai.2023.68.161