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Impatiens dalzellii Hook. f. & Thomson in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 4: 123. 1860; Hook f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 449. 1874.

Erect, branched, succulent herbs, up to 30 cm high. Leaves lanceolate or oblong, the upper often linear, cordate, acute or acuminate at apex, spinous-sertate, 5 - 14 x 2 - 4 cm, glabrous or with short hairs above, pale beneath; lower leaves with short petioles, upper sessile; stipules absent. Flowers axillary, solitary or fascicled, yellow; pedicels shorter than leaves. Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate, somewhat falcate, acuminate, exceeding the tip in length in bud. Lip boat-shaped, acuminate, streaked inside with red nerves; spur very short. Standard orbicular, hooded, winged on back and horned. Wings with an obovate basal lobe, slightly incumbent on a clawed obovate distal one. Capsules ellipsoid, turgid in the middle, tapering at both ends, smooth, ca 2 cm long; seeds few, rarely 5, large, black.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Oct.

Distrib. India: Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Endemic to W. Ghats.

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