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Impatiens barberi Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 39 & 45. 1906.


Herbs, acaulescent; roots tuberous. Leaves radical, orbicular, ca 1.5 cm. Flowers 1 - 3, on an elongate scape, mauve. Lateral sepals ovate. Lip cuneate, spurred; spur elongate, flat, incurved, inflated towards tip. Standard rounded, notched. Wings 3-lobed with a long filamentous dorsal auricle produced into the spur, papillose on dorsal side at base.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Sept.

Distrib. India: Common on wet, dripping rocks and tree trunks in semi-evergreen forests. Karnataka (W. Ghats, Cardamany, lower ghats of Hassan Dist.)

Endemic.

Chromosome no. n = 8 (Bhaskar in Taxon 25(1) : 155. 1976).




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