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Impatiens bivittata Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 16. 1905.


Herbs, glabrous; stems unbranched above; nodes and internodes prominent. Leaves mostly on upper part of stem, ovate to ovate-lanceolate or ovate-oblong, rounded or somewhat attenuate towards base, obtuse to long-acuminate at apex, deeply crenate along margins, 3.5 - 7 x ca 3 cm, midgreen above, pale green below; sparsely hairy above, particularly on midnerve and lateral nerves; lateral nerves 5 - 8 pairs; petiole 1.5 - 2.5 cm long. Flowers ca 1.2 cm with spur, yellow. Lateral sepals ovate, obtuse, lobulate at base, 2 - 2.5 mm long. Lip bucciniform; spur gradually tapering, filiform, incurved, 5 - 7 mm long. Standard semi-cucullate, crested dorsally. Wings bilobed; basal lobes ovoid-triangular; distal lobes linear. Capsules linear, acute, 0.6 - 1.8 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. Sept.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, ca 3000 m. Sikkim.

Endemic.




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