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Two new taxa of Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) from southern parts of Western Ghats, India

KONICKAL MAMBETTA PRABHUKUMAR, RAVEENDRAN JAGADEESAN, GOPALAKRISHNAN PRASAD, BHAGAVATHI AMMA NATARAJAN ACHARI NAGARAJ, VANNARATTA VEETTIL NAVEEN KUMAR, BHASKAR VEERALINGA, INDIRA BALACHANDRAN

Abstract


Two new taxa of Impatiens viz. I. mankulamensis sp. nov. and I. panduranganii sp. nov. (Balsaminaceae), are described from the southern Western Ghats, India. Notes on description, distribution, morphological variation and conservation status accompany each description, along with colour photographs.


Keywords


Eravikulam National Park, Idukki, India, New species, Western Ghats, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.296.3.7

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

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand