Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

JSP Page
Impatiens tangachee Beddome in Madras J. Lit. Sci. ser. 2.20: 66. 1859 & Icon. 30. t. 147. 1868 - 1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 467. 1875.

Herbs up to 40 cm high; stems forked, sub-procumbent, rooting at lower nodes, glabrous. Leaves crowded towards tip, obscurely whorled, alternate, sub sessile, elliptic-acuminate at apex, serrate along margins, 3 - 10 x ca 1.2 cm; nerves few, slender. Peduncles axillary, stout, 4 - 16 cm high, exceeding leaves; bracts ovate, coriaceous, persistent. Flowers 4 - 8, in racemes or subumbels, bright rose; pedicels erect, 1 - 2.5 cm long. Lateral sepals orbicular-oblong. Standard short, broad. Wings 2-lobed; basal lobes broadly truncate; distal lobes truncate with erose apex. Capsules gibbous, glabrous, ca 8 mm long; seeds many, small.

Fl. & Fr. May; Sept. - Feb.

Distrib. India: W. Ghats in Anamallai and Pulneyhills, along streams and riverbeds at an altitude of 1700 - 2100 m. Most abundant on higher ranges of Anamallai; a very beautiful species. Tamil Nadu and Kerala.



JSP Page
  • Search