Impatiens platypetala

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Impatiens platypetala
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Balsaminaceae
Genus: Impatiens
Species: I. platypetala
Binomial name
Impatiens platypetala

Impatiens platypetala Lindl. subsp. aurantiaca (Teijsm. ex Koord.) Steenis (Impatiens aurantiaca)
Impatiens platypetala Lindl. subsp. platypetala

Impatiens platypetala is variable species of perennial Impatiens discovered on the island of Java and widespread throughout Indonesia. It reaches 1 m (3.3 ft) high, with bright orange flowers that have a white eye in the center. The ovate to lanceolate-ovate leaves are 5 to 12 cm (2.0 to 4.7 in) long.[1] It produces the anthocyanin aurantinidin.


  1. ^ Morgan, Raymond F. (2007). Impatiens: the vibrant world of Busy Lizzies, Balsams, and Touch-me-nots. Portland, Or: Timber Press. pp. 203–204. ISBN 0-88192-852-6.