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Impatiens concinna Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 449. 1874.


Erect annuals, 15 - 25 cm high; stems stout, branched; branches ascending. Leaves opposite, subsessile, ovate-cordate, acute at apex, serrate, 1.2 - 1.8 cm long, glandular; 3 lower serratures almost setaceous, nerves prominent beneath; stipules setaceous or absent. Flowers ca 1 cm across, axillary, solitary, binate or in fascicles, rose-purple; pedicels shorter than the leaves. Lateral sepals ovate or ovate-lanceolate. Lip subequal to lateral sepals, cymbiform; spur very short, incurved. Standard orbicular, spurred. Wings 2-lobed; distal lobes dimidiate-ovate, clawed. Capsules ca 8 mm long, turgid in middle; seeds few, broader than long, subcompressed, black, shining.

Fl. & Fr. Not known.

Distrib. India: Kerala. "Mountains of Malabar, Wight"-Hook. f. 1874.

Endemic. So far not recollected after type.

Notes. Hook. f. (1874) reported this species based on Wight's collection. But Wight did not mention this species in any of his works.




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