Common Name: Shrubby Balsam
Shrubby balsam is endemic to Souther Western Ghats. The plant belongs to the wet biome and is occasionally found on mountain road sides in hilly areas-generally above 1000 msl. It is a shrub and can grow to around 4-5 feet in height. The stem is rather succulent and glabrous and leaf base look swollen. The simple leaves are arranged in an alternate manner; leaves ore ovate-elliptic in shape, with an acute tip and a cuneate base. The leaf stalk is purplish hairy and measure around 2.6 cm in length. The leaf margin is serrate. The leaf measure around 12 cm in length. The inflorescence is in the from of a axillary cyme; the peduncle measurers around 3.5 cm. The flowers are whitish in color with pink patches and look attractive. The flower has a long spur which measure around 3.1 cm. The fruit is in the form of a capsule.