|Mystery white-flowering Impatiens from Uttarakhand||Wojciech||10/5/12 10:50 AM|
Dear Indian Flora Lovers,
in last several days I checked Impatiens posts on this forum.
For me plants from J.M. Garg post https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!topicsearchin/indiantreepix/group:indiantreepix$20AND$20Impatiens/indiantreepix/u9OvL1HE_84,
post of Balkar https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!topicsearchin/indiantreepix/group:indiantreepix$20AND$20Impatiens/indiantreepix/t_Ug8wrSMDo and Prashant https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!topicsearchin/indiantreepix/group:indiantreepix$20AND$20Impatiens$20AND$20devendrae/indiantreepix/T2DHK_IIUh4 looks like the same species, with white flowers, rather short and wide open lower sepal, some yellow markings and red spots inside. Flower seen from mouth is rather high but narrow.
I have no idea, however, which species it is.
Dr. Prashant Pusalkar asked how many Impatiens species are known form Uttarakhand answered that about 30. I was able to track 28 taxa. Eighteen of these are different in important features, like flower color, spur lenght, flower dimensions, etc. I have no access to good enough descriptions of further ten species: I. cothurnoides C. E. C. Fisch., I. duthiei Hook. f., I. glauca Hook. f. & Thomson, I. inayatii Hook. f., I. jaeschkei Hook. f., I. podocarpa Hook. f., I. polysciadia Hook. f., I. reidii Hook. f., I. vexillaria Hook. f. and I. violoides Edgew. ex Hook. f.
At the moment there are at least four possibilities for identity of this mysterious Impatiens: 1) this is one of "data deficient" species; 2) white color form of other species (but which?); 3) new record for Uttarakhand; 4) new, undescribed species.
I think the best idea is to ask Dr. Pusalkar for assistance.
|Fwd: [efloraofindia:133997] Mystery white-flowering Impatiens from Uttarakhand||JM Garg||10/5/12 9:24 PM|
Hi, Dr. Pusalkar,
May I request you to assist in the matter pl. ?
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|Fwd: [efloraofindia:133997] Mystery white-flowering Impatiens from Uttarakhand||JM Garg||10/14/12 3:44 AM|
Forwarding again for Id assistance please.
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|Re: [efloraofindia:135811] Impatiens edgeworthii in Europe||Gurcharan Singh||10/21/12 11:57 AM|
My photographs are already on Flowers of India.
I am attaching some more views from same population in Baramulla Kashmir, alt. 1600 m.
Here are my other uploads that may interest you:
In the mean time would it not be good idea to devote 2-3 days exclusively to this genus wherein members can upload all their collections Impatiens, to have them critically examined by you. Or else it may run concurrent with Brassicaceae week early November with separate subject line "Impatiens uploads:...................(name/ID code for unknown sp.) from ...............(place)"
Dr. Gurcharan SinghRetired Associate Professor
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On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Wojciech Adamowski <kruszc...@yahoo.com> wrote:
|Re: [efloraofindia:135811] Impatiens edgeworthii in Europe||Wojciech||10/21/12 12:40 PM|
many thanks for your interest and idea of uploading Impatiens pics.
Please remember that I live and work far away from diversity centers of Impatiens (Poland) and have limited access to Indian floristic and taxonomic literature.
I can try my best, but I know only few species, big part of these only from pictures.
Best regards Wojciech Adamowski
|Re: [efloraofindia:133997] Mystery white-flowering Impatiens from Uttarakhand||Wojciech||4/10/16 5:27 AM|
I think I found what it is :-).
Several months ago I found information that white-flowered form of I. thomsonii was found in western Himalaya. I can't found source now, but I finally compared pictures of typical I. thomsonii and our mystery white flowered Impatiens.
Shape of lower sepal and spur is very similar, lateral petals too, so only big difference is colour pattern.
What do you think?
Best regards Wojciech
|Re: [efloraofindia:241561] Mystery white-flowering Impatiens from Uttarakhand||JM Garg||4/10/16 6:40 AM|
Thanks a lot, Wojciech ji.
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