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Impatiens cirrhipetala Hook. f. in Hooker's Icon. Pl. ser. 4. 10: t. 2962. 1913.


Herbs, erect, glabrous. Leaves alternate, acuminate at apex, crenate along margins, 0.5 - 1.5 cm long; lateral nerves 6 - 7; petioles 1 - 3 mm long. Flowers 1 cm across; bracts minute, linear-lanceolate, 2 mm long; peduncles axillary, erect,5 - 7 cm long. Lateral sepals 2, linear-oblong, acuminate, base bulbous, 6 - 7 mm long. Lip bucciniform, notched, with an appendage, spurred; spur long, incurved, apex bifurcate. Standard orbicular, with an appendage at apex, ca 8 mm across. Wings ca 1.8 cm long; basal lobes rounded,5 - 6 mm across; distal lobes strap-shaped, coiled. Capsules acuminate.

Fl. & Fr. Not known.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas. Locality? Griffith 1239 (CAL).

Endemic.




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