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Impatiens

Impatiens

Description:

Some variety of Impatiens

Habitat:

Lower himalayan forests in Sikkim India


1 species ID suggestions

17 Comments

BlakeMoser
BlakeMoser 2 years ago

Congrats on the amazing find. I saw the photo on Mashable and new I had to join Project Noah!

dipanshu.mitra
dipanshu.mitra 2 years ago

Hey Emma, still can't beleive the fact that my picture was the first ever photo of this flower. Thanks for the wishes. Without the help of the community here I would have never known what flower it was for real. I was strongly under the impression of this being some sort of an orchid. So a big deserving thanks goes to the community of enthusiasts and professional here too who helped ID this plant.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

"Some noteworthy discoveries have already been made through Project Noah, such as the first known photograph of the Impatiens plant, spotted by Dipanshu Mitra, in Sikkim, India. The flower had previously only been captured through illustrations"
Congratulations Dipanshu. This was quoted in Mashable tech for "the first known photograph of the impatiens plant"
Quite an amazing discovery!!!!!

KatieMulverhill
KatieMulverhill 2 years ago

I love the story of this Spotting, thanks for sharing it with us!

dipanshu.mitra
dipanshu.mitra 2 years ago

Hi Yasser,

Thanks for your comments. This is the only picture I took of this flower when travelling thru Sikkim a couple of years back, probably because I didn't quite spot another one as pretty.

Yasser
Yasser 2 years ago

Hi dipanshu! Do you have any more photos of this beautiful Impatiens!? We'd all love to see more!

dipanshu.mitra
dipanshu.mitra 2 years ago

Hi craigwilliams, thanks for helping ID this flower. Although you are right about this being some variety of Impatiens, I've not been able to confirm if this is indeed Pradhanii since there seems to be any images to verify with.

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 2 years ago

Yep, I noticed that, but was hoping that the messages were still being sent to his email & that he might see them.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

His last spotting was posted on April 24th 2011. Since then he has not been around!! That probably explains.

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 2 years ago

It would also be great if you could acknowledge if you are receiving these messages, as the information on the spotting needs to be edited. Thanks once again for submitting this wonderful plant, it is a treat to see!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 2 years ago

Derick Pitman has identified this species as Impatiens pradhanii (an annual Jewelweed) based on the drawings and description in the Flora of Bhutan, which also covers Sikkim. He is pretty sure of the identification but if you have any more photos of the plant which you could add, they would help him to be certain. It's tough to give you a decent reference to confirm the ID as there don't seem to be any pictures of Impatiens pradhanii online apart from this! Here is Derrick's website:
http://www.mrimpatiens.com/index.htm

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Gorgeous spot!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 2 years ago

OK, so now I know there are only two genera in Balsaminaceae and the other, Hydrocera, only has one species! So back to looking at Impatiens.......

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 2 years ago

Can't find any Impatiens like this in Flowers of India but I'm still thinking Balsaminaceae at least! Exotic maybe?

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 2 years ago

This is very beautiful and I can see why you might think it's an orchid but it isn't. I could well be an Impatiens species though and I'd really like to know which.

dipanshu.mitra
dipanshu.mitra 3 years ago

guess I was lucky to get this shot. while trekking up the trail we were being drenched in mist. when we got to the top at the uttarey forest barrack the place was wet and dripping as you see in the picture.

dandoucette
dandoucette 3 years ago

never seen an orchid even remotely like that. like how you caught the water droplets...

Sikkim, India

Lat: 27.73, Long: 88.63

Spotted on Oct 13, 2010
Submitted on Apr 22, 2011

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