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Touch-me-not

Impatiens sp.

Description:

Pink leaves, the crown consists of five petals, of which the lateral pairs are fused each.

Habitat:

Spotted during a morning walk at Kebun Raya Cibodas, a 80ha area above 1.400 metres high, mix of botanical park with big trees & palms and surrounded by rainforest at the foot of Gene volcano, Java - Indonesia. Widely distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere and the tropics

Notes:

The scientific name Impatiens (Latin for "impatient") and the common name "touch-me-not" refer to the explosive dehiscence of the seed capsules. The mature capsules burst, sending seeds up to several meters away. Kingdom: Plantae Clade: Angiosperms Clade: Eudicots Clade: Asterids Order: Ericales Family: Balsaminaceae Genus: Impatiens

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JordiPrats
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JordiPrats

Jabar, Indonesia

Spotted on Feb 3, 2019
Submitted on Jun 2, 2019

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