Tuesday, August 23, 2011

[Botany • 2010] Three new Impatiens from Western Himalaya, India • Impatiens badrinathii, I. leggei & I. devendrae


Impatiens devendrae Pusalkar
Impatiens badrinathii Pusalkar & D.K. Singh
Impatiens leggei Pusalkar & D.K. Singh

ABSTRACT
Three new species of Impatiens (Balsaminaceae), viz., I. badrinathii Pusalkar & D.K. Singh, I. leggei Pusalkar & D.K. Singh and I. devendrae Pusalkar, are described and illustrated from the Western Himalaya, India.

KEY WORDS: Impatiens, Balsaminaceae, new species, Western Himalaya, India, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh.


Fig. 4. A: Habit of Impatiens badrinathii Pusalkar & D.K. Singh. B: Habit of Impatiens leggei Pusalkar & D.K. Singh. (inset close-up of the flower in side view showing lip and spur).

Fig. 1. Impatiens badrinathii Pusalkar & D.K. Singh.

Fig. 2. Impatiens leggei Pusalkar & D.K. Singh.

Fig. 5. Impatiens devendrae Pusalkar. A: Habitat, B–D: Inflorescence with flowers in front view showing variations in lower petal lobes and colour of narrowed lower side of lateral petals, E: A close-up of the flower in front view. F: A flower in top view. G: A flower in side view showing lip and spur. H: A flower in back view showing pedicel attachment.

Fig. 3. Impatiens devendrae Pusalkar.


Fig. 6. Scanning Electron Microphotographs.
A, B: Impatiens badrinathii Pusalkar & D.K. Singh. A: Pollen grain (inset: pollen grains in low magnification). B: Seed surface (inset: A seed).
C, D: Impatiens leggei Pusalkar & D.K. Singh. C: Pollen grain (inset: pollen grains in low magnification). D: Seed surface (inset: A seed).
E, F: Impatiens devendrae Pusalkar. E: Pollen grain (inset: pollen grains int low magnification). F: Seed surface (inset: A seed).

Pusalkar, K.P. and Singh, D. K. 2010. Three New Species of Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) from Western Himalaya, India. Taiwania, 55(1): 13-23. : http://tai2.ntu.edu.tw/taiwania/pdf/tai.2010.55.1.13.pdf


1 comment:

  1. Impatiens badrinathii is the same species as
    Impatiens chungtienensis Y.L.Chen in Acta
    Phytotax. Sin. 16(2): 40, 44, fig. 1-2 (1978)
    It was mistakenly decribed as a new species:
    Akiyama & Ohba, Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ser. B, 41(3), pp. 113–124, August 21, 2015

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