Chinese researchers have discovered three new Impatiens plant species of and published their findings in the international journal Phytotaxa.
The new discoveries include two species, Impatiens yaojiapingensis and Impatiens longyangensis, that were found in the Gaoligong Mountains in southwest China's Yunnan Province, according to a research team from Wuhan Botanical Garden under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The third new species, Impatiens piufanensis, was found in the Wuling Mountains in central China.
China is one of the countries with a high abundance of Impatiens, with approximately 350 species reported. And about three-quarters of them can be only found in China, mainly distributed in the southwestern mountainous areas.
Impatiens have diversified habitats, including ditches, brooksides, forest margins, valleys and limestone hills, according to the researchers.