Friday, April 19, 2019

[Botany • 2019] Impatiens kamrupana (Balsaminaceae) • A New Species from Assam, India


Impatiens kamrupana Gogoi, J.Sarma & Borah

in Borah, Sarma & Gogoi, 2019.

Abstract
Impatiens kamrupana, a new species from Assam, northeast India is described. The new species is easily distinguished from its allied taxa by its bicoloured, white and purple flowers and sub-bucciniform lower sepal with straight to slightly curved spur.

Keywords: Balsam, Northeast India, Novelty, Eudicots

FIGURE 1. Impatiens kamrupana Gogoi, J.Sarma & Borah sp. nov.
 (a) inflorescence, (b–c) flower bud, (d) bract, (e) frontal view of flower, (f) back view of flower, (g–h) lateral view of flower, (i) lateral sepals, (j–l) different view of lower sepal, (m) lower sepal (inside with red venation), (n) dorsal petal (dorsal view), (o) dorsal petal (ventral view), (p) lateral united petals (dorsal view), (q) lateral united petals (ventral view), (r) pedicel with androecium, (s) gynoecium, (t) capsules, (u) dehiscing capsule, (v) seeds.

Impatiens kamrupana Gogoi, J.Sarma & Borah sp. nov.

 Etymology:— The species epithet is named after its type locality i.e. district Kamrup of Assam state. 

Impatiens tripetala Roxb. ex DC (1824: 687) 


Souravjyoti Borah, Jatindra Sarma and Rajib Gogoi. 2019. Impatiens kamrupana (Balsaminaceae): A New Species from Assam, India. Phytotaxa. 395(1); 35–40.  DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.395.1.4

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