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Impatiens aganantha Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 5: 61. 1905; Ghara & C. Ghara in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 27(1 - 4): 239. 1985(1987).


Herbs, erect, annual, ca 20 cm high; branches slender, glabrous. Leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate, cuneate at base, acuminate at apex, crenate along margins with bristles in notches, 2 - 3.5 x 0.8 - 1 cm, pale beneath; lateral nerves 4 - 5 pairs; petiole slender, 1 - 2 mm long; stipules absent. Inflorescence a raceme, usually terminal, slender, ca 5 cm long. Flowers 6 - 8 mm long, reddish-white, bracteate; bracts 1 or 2, lanceolate, ca 2 x 1 mm, glabrous; pedicels filiform, 8 mm long. Lateral sepals oblong, ca 2 x 1 mm, glabrous. Lip obliquely navicular, 3 - 4 mm long, spurred; spur narrow, curved, 3 - 4 mm long. Standard obovate, ca 3 x 2.5 mm. Wings 6 -7 mm long, reddish-white; basal lobes ovate; distal lobes oblong; dorsal auricle present. Capsules clavate, 0.8 - 1 cm long, glabrous.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas. Sikkim.

Tibet.





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