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Impatiens pseudolenta (Balsaminaceae), A new species from southern part of Western Ghats, India
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  • Satheshkumar C,
  • Diksha Kumari,
  • Ujwala Kaimal,
  • Dr. Prabhukumar KM,
  • Tikam Singh Rana
Satheshkumar C
CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute
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Diksha Kumari
CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute
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Ujwala Kaimal
CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute
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Dr. Prabhukumar KM
National Botanical Research Institute CSIR

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Tikam Singh Rana
CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute
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Abstract

The genus Impatiens Linnaeus (1753: 937) belongs to the family Balsaminaceae and comprises of about 1107 accepted species all over the world (POWO 2024). The genus is mainly distributed to south-east Asia, tropical Africa and Madagascar (Yu 2012). In India, the genus Impatiens consists of 340 taxa (314 species and 26 varieties/subspecies), mainly distributed in the Eastern Himalayas, the neighbouring North-Eastern states and the Western Ghats (Prabhukumar et al. 2022, Borah et al. 2022, Richard & Ravichandran, 2023, Khanal et al. 2023, Tiwari 2023).