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Taxon: Impatiens balsamina L.

 
Genus: Impatiens
Family: Balsaminaceae
Nomen number: 19810
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:938. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 03-Mar-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Dec-2010
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 31 (3 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • balsam  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • garden balsam  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • rose balsam  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • touch-me-not  (Source: F Korea) - English
  • balsamine des jardins  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • impatience  (Source: L Noms French ed6) - French
  • Balsamine  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • Gartenspringkraut  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • tsurifune-sō  (Source: F Korea) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • balsamina  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • chachupina  (Source: F Veracruz) - Spanish
  • chico  (Source: F Veracruz) - Spanish
  • madama  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • balsamin  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • feng xian hua  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese
  • bongseonhwa  (Source: F Korea) - Transcribed Korean
  • nedotroga bal'zaminovaja  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transliterated Russian

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Impatiens Afr 224. 1980)
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropic, subtropic, & warm-temperate regions)

    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

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  6. Craib, W. G. & A. F. G. Kerr, eds. Florae siamensis enumeratio. (F Siam)
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  39. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  40. Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes. (F Bajio)
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  47. Wunderlin, R. P. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida. 1998 (F Florida)

Check other web resources for Impatiens balsamina L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=19810. Accessed 13 December 2018.