Pink Raceme Balsam   
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Pink Raceme Balsam
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Pink Raceme Balsam
Botanical name: Impatiens racemulosa    Family: Balsaminaceae (Balsam family)

Pink Raceme Balsam is a very beautiful Balsam found predominantly in Eastern Himalayas. Stem is simple erect leafy 15-20 cm, leaves long-stalked, 4-6 cm, elliptic-ovate, pointed, saw-toothed. Leaf-stalk is glandular hairy. Violet flowers are borne in 6-8-flowered lax racemes in leaf axils. Bracts are ovate, flower-stalks capillary, flowers 1.8-2 cm across the wings, sepals obliquely ovate, standard small round, terminal lobes of wongs are very large semicircular, violet. Lip is boat-shaped, spur is 1.2-1.8 cm, incurved into semicircle, slender. Capsule is short, about 8 mm, club-shaped. hairless. Pink Raceme Balsam is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan and NE India.

Identification credit: Mithilesh K Pathak
Photographed in Mizoram.
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