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Impatiens sikkimensis (Balsaminaceae), A New Record for the Flora of Bhutan


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1 Royal Botanical Park, Department of Forest and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Lampelri, Thimphu, Bhutan
2 Zhemgang Territorial Forest Division, Department of Forest and Park Services Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Nyimshong, Zhemgang, Bhutan
3 Bumthang Territorial Forest Division, Department of Forest and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Trongsa, Bhutan
4 Zhemgang Territorial Forest Division, Department of Forest and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Tali, Zhemgang, Bhutan
5 Nature Conservation Division, Department of Forest and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Taba, Thimphu, Bhutan
 

Impatiens sikkimensis earlier known to be endemic to the Sikkim and Darjeeling Himalaya has been found in Central Bhutan. The study shows an eastern range of the species affirming a new distributional record and an addition to the flora of Bhutan.

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Balsam, Bhutan, Distribution, Himalaya, Impatiens, Sikkim.
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Authors

Sangay Wangchuk
Royal Botanical Park, Department of Forest and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Lampelri, Thimphu, Bhutan
Sherab Jamtsho
Zhemgang Territorial Forest Division, Department of Forest and Park Services Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Nyimshong, Zhemgang, Bhutan
Phub Gyeltshen
Bumthang Territorial Forest Division, Department of Forest and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Trongsa, Bhutan
Dhan Bahadur Subba
Zhemgang Territorial Forest Division, Department of Forest and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Tali, Zhemgang, Bhutan
Letro Letro
Nature Conservation Division, Department of Forest and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Taba, Thimphu, Bhutan

Abstract


Impatiens sikkimensis earlier known to be endemic to the Sikkim and Darjeeling Himalaya has been found in Central Bhutan. The study shows an eastern range of the species affirming a new distributional record and an addition to the flora of Bhutan.

Keywords


Balsam, Bhutan, Distribution, Himalaya, Impatiens, Sikkim.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.20324/nelumbo%2Fv62%2F2020%2F156892