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Impatiens stolonifera (Balsaminaceae): A new scapigerous species from the southern Western Ghats, Kerala, India


K.M. MANUDEV, A.J. ROBI, SANTHOSH NAMPY

Abstract


Impatiens stolonifera, a new scapigerous species of Balsaminaceae from the southern Western Ghats, is described and illustrated. The new species is morphologically allied to Impatiens scapiflora, but differs by having a stoloniferous tuber and white flowers with conspicuously long and broad spur.


Keywords


Balsaminaceae, Impatiens, Kerala, Western Ghats, Eudicots, India

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.295.1.6

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand