Impatiens glandulifera Royle

Common name

English: Himalayan Balsam

German: Dr√ľsiges Springkraut


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Geraniales (35)

        Family: Balsaminaceae (8) (family description)

          Genus: Impatiens (8)

           Epithet: glandulifera Royle (1)

Synonyms: Balsamina glandulifera (Royle) Ser., Balsamina macrochila (Lindl.) Ser., Balsamina roylei (Walp.) Ser.

glandulifera => gland-bearing

macrochila => large-lipped

roylei => in honor of John Forbes Royle (1798-1858), British botanist and teacher of materia medica


Climate: temperate, sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink

External links

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