Impatiens johnii E. Barnes, 1939:102

John's jewelweed



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1931

Rediscovered in 1998



Idukki District, Kerala, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Barnes, E. (1939). The species Geraniaceae occurring on the Travancore High Range including the description of a new Balsam. J. Indian Bot. Soc. 18(3): 95-105.


Other references:

Biju, S. D. and Kumar, V. Manoj. (2000). Rediscovery of Impatiens johnii Barnes (Balsaminaceae), a Balsam endemic from Eravikulam National Park, Kerala, India. Indian Journal of Forestry 22(2): 174-176.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Nayar, M.P. & Sastry, A.R.K. (eds.) (1990). Red data book of Indian plants 3: 1-271. Calcutta.

Prasad, G., Rajan, P., Antony, V. T. and Shaji, P. K. (2018). Distribution pattern and population characteristics of Impatiens johnii E. Barnes, a stenotopic endemic and endangered Balsam in the mountain landscape of Munnar, Kerala, India. Current Science 115(10): 1960-1962.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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