Native Plants

Impatiens curtisii

NE
Not Evaluated
Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List *
2010
* Assessed according to the IUCN Red List Categories & Criteria Version 3.1
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SSN 05750
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Impatiens curtisii is a forest herb with an erect stem. It was described by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1906 (Hooker, 1906). It grows on wet rocks in a humid environment. This species is endemic to Perak, and can only be found on Bukit Larut and Gunung Hijau at altitudes of 900 to 1,200 m above sea level.

Impatiens curtisii can be distinguished from other Impatiens species by its long petiole and rough hairs on the upper surface of its leaves. The leaves are sometimes opposite or alternate with 8 pairs of veins. The solitary flowers are axillary, and pale white-purple. The fruit/seed pod is a fleshy capsule, swollen in the centre with many flat seeds.

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2010 Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List
Not Evaluated (NE)
N/A

Location

by State Location
  • Perak 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

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Acknowledgements :- Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nurul Aimi Amirah Binti Mohd Zaki & Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif

Photo credit :- Yao, T.L.

Species Citation :- Impatiens curtisii. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/5750. [Retrieved 03 February 2023].

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