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Impatiens discolor DC., Prodr. 1: 687. 1824; H. Hara in Fl. E. Himal. 1: 195. 1966.

Herbs, slender, decumbent and rooting at lower nodes, up to 2 m. Leaves alternate, ovate to lanceolate, cuneate at base, acuminate at apex, coarsely crenate and with bristles in sinus, 2.5 - 12 x 1 - 5.5 cm, sparsely hairy above; petioles up to 3.5 cm long. Peduncles short, axillary, up to 4 cm long, 1 - 3-flowered. Flowers axillary, ca 3 cm long, pale lilac to violet; bracts lanceolate,long acuminate,gland-tipped; pedicels ca 2 cm long. Lateral sepals broadly ovate, acuminate, big. Lip bucciniform, pink-purple nerved, spurred; spur short, stout incurved, obtuse. Standard small, orbicular, spurred on back. Wings with basal lobes elliptic-oblong; distal lobes elliptic-obovate, large, pendulous. Capsules clavate, up to 4 cm, acuminate beyond the middle.

Fl. & Fr. July - Oct.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas. W. Bengal, Sikkim and Meghalaya.


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