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Impatiens cuspidifera Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 27. 1905.


Herbs, annual, prostrate, glabrous. Leaves alternate, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, somewhat attenuate towards base, acute to long-acuminate at apex, serrate to serrulate along margins, 6.3 - 9.5 x 3 - 3.5 cm, dull green when dry; stipular glands absent. Flowers axillary, 2.5 - 3 cm with spur; bracts linear, ca 3 mm long; pedicels very slender, 0.6 - 1.1 cm long. Lateral sepals ovate,acuminate, ca 8 mm. Lip obliquely navicular, ca 1.3 cm deep, spurred; spur slightly curved, ca 1.6 cm long. Standard somewhat semicucullate with a small appendage. Wings with basal lobes ovate, smaller than distal lobes; distal lobes elliptic-ovate; dorsal auricle short, filiform. Capsules glabrous, turgid, ca 4 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Sept.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, ca 1800 m. Nagaland.

Endemic.




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