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Researchers identify four new balsam species in Arunachal Pradesh

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North eastern state of India of Arunachal Pradesh has become the centre of attention after four new species of balsam were found in various locations.
According to official sources, a scientific team from the Department of Science and Technology and International Association for Plant Taxonomy (Slovakia) found these species while scouring the Eastern Himalayas as part of an expedition
The researchers have already published their findings in the international journals, Phytotaxa and Webbia .
The species were named according to the importance. Impatiens Haridasanii was named after Haridasan, former scientist, State Forest Research Institute (Arunachal Pradesh). The species is characterised by small pure yellow flowers and hairy leaves. Impatiens pseudocitrina , discovered from Anjaw district (Arunachal Pradesh), sports bright yellow flowers with small red spots on the throat and a long spur at the back. The species name denotes the similarities with I. citrina . A magnificent species discovered from the Lower Dibang valley, Impatiens nilalohitae grows to a height of more than one metre and has dark purple flowers with pale yellow throat and green stalk. The name nilalohitae denotes the dark purple colour in Sanskrit.
Another spectacular balsam, I.roingensis, was found growing in Roing and Upper Siang. The plant has clustered white flowers with yellow patch on the mouth and hooked spur.

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