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Impatiens diversifolia Wallich ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 139.1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 446. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 140. 1915.


Herbs, flaccid, diffuse, 15 - 40 cm high; stems rooting at lower nodes. Leaves opposite, sessile or shortly petiolate, 1 - 8 x 0.8 - 1.2 cm; lower ones shortly petiolate, elliptic or oblong; upper linear-oblong or ligulate, cordate at base, sessile; stipules obscure, glandular. Flowers axillary, solitary or binate, ca 2 cm across; pedicels 1 - 2 cm long, pubescent, deflexed in fruits. Lateral sepals linear, acuminate. Spur filiform, 1 - 1.5 cm long. Standard small. Wings semiobovate, ca 1.2 x 0.8 cm. Capsules ellipsoid, ca 8 mm long; seeds globose, dark-brownish, smooth, shining.

Fl. & Fr. July - Nov.

Distrib. India: In marshy places. W. Ghats of Karnataka , Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Endemic.




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