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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Balsaminaceae
Genera (2): HydroceraImpatiens


Balsaminaceae A.Rich. (1822)

Type genus: Balsamina Mill. (=Impatiens L.)


Hydroceraceae Wilbr., Nat. Pflanzenfam.: 26. 1834.
Type genus: Hydrocera Blume ex Wight & Arn.
Impatientaceae Lem., Ill. Hort. 1: ad t. 9. 1854.
Type genus: Impatiens L.


Richard, A. in J.B.G.M. Bory de Saint-Vincent 1822. Dict. Class. Hist. Nat. 2: 173.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. 26. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 2020.
Yuan, Y.-M. et al. 2004. Phylogeny and biogeography of Balsaminaceae inferred from ITS sequences. Taxon 53(2): 391–403. ingentaconnect JSTOR Full text PDF

Vernacular names
беларуская: Бальзамінавыя
català: Balsaminàcies
čeština: Netýkavkovité
dansk: Flittiglise-familien
Deutsch: Balsaminengewächse
English: Balsam family, Touch-me-not family
Esperanto: Balzaminacoj
eesti: Lemmaltsalised
فارسی: گل‌بی‌صبریان
suomi: Palsamikasvit
Gaeilge: Balsam
hrvatski: Balzaminovke
magyar: Nebáncsvirágfélék
italiano: Balsaminacee
日本語: ツリフネソウ科
ქართული: უკადრისასებრნი
қазақша: Қынагүл тұқымдасы
한국어: 봉선화과
kurdî: Famîleya enzerûtan
lietuvių: Spriginiai
македонски: Воденки
മലയാളം: ബൾസാമിനേസീ
Nederlands: Balsemienfamilie
norsk: Springfrøfamilien
polski: Niecierpkowate
română: Balsaminacee
русский: Бальзаминовые
slovenčina: Netýkavkovité
svenska: Balsaminväxter
ไทย: วงศ์เทียนดอก
українська: Бальзамінові
Tiếng Việt: Họ Bóng nước
中文(简体): 凤仙花科
中文(繁體): 鳳仙花科

The Balsaminaceae (commonly known as the balsam family) are a family of dicotyledonous plants, comprising two genera: Impatiens, which consists of over 1000 species, and Hydrocera, consisting of 1 species.[2] The flowering plants may be annual or perennial. They are found throughout temperate and tropical regions, primarily in Asia and Africa, but also North America and Europe.[2]

Notable members of the family include jewelweed and busy Lizzie.



Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x.
Janssens, SB; Smets, EF; Vrijdaghs, A (2012). "Annals of Botany: Floral development of Hydrocera and Impatiens". Ann Bot. 109 (7): 1285–96. doi:10.1093/aob/mcs065. PMC 3359920. PMID 22499855.

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