William Grant Craib,
/ Light Pink
This member of the Balsaminaceae
family was described by William Grant Craib in 1926. It is found in the heights of
the Chiang Dao
Mountain, Chiang Mai; Northern Thailand and in Myanmar and Vietnam, growing in limestone
pockets with some water and some sun. The thickened stem will grow
to ten centimetres in diameter and reach for one meter in height.
The flowers will appear in February, and are white with a pink or
orange centre. This plant can only be reproduced by seeds.
The genera names mean
'impatience', referring to the fruits which pops when ripe and
touched. The species in named after W. Kerr, former gardener in
KEW and plant collector in eastern Asia.