|Impatiens arunachalensis |
Hareesh, A.Joe, M.Sabu & R.Gogoi
Impatiens arunachalensis, a new species of Impatiens is described from the Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, northeast India. Detailed descriptions, distribution, and discussion of ecology along with colour photographs are provided.
Keywords: Arunachal Pradesh, Balsaminaceae, Impatiens, India, new species, Siang, Eudicots
Impatiens arunachalensis Hareesh, A.Joe, M.Sabu & R.Gogoi sp. nov.
The new species is similar to I. arguta but differs in having prominent ovate to ovate-elliptic leaves, pedunculate flowers, broadly orbicular dorsal petals without a horn; a pouch-shaped lower sepal, suddenly constricted straight spur with coiled or annular tip and notched apex, and recurved basal lobes of lateral united petals with reddish-brown blotches.
Etymology:— The specific epithet ‘arunachalensis’ references the name of the state where this species is found.
Vadakkoot Sankaran Hareesh, Alfred Joe, Rajib Gogoi and Mamiyil Sabu. 2017. Impatiens arunachalensis (Balsaminaceae), A New Species from northeastern India. Phytotaxa. 305(1); 47–51. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.305.1.7