Taxon: Impatiens balsamina L.

 
Genus: Impatiens
Family: Balsaminaceae
Nomen number: 19810
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:938. 1753
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 in National Plant Germplasm System

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 (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . exact native range obscure

    Native:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Indo-China: Myanmar

  • Naturalized:

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

    Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image