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Impatiens exilis Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 13. 1905; H. Hara in Fl. E. Himal. 1: 195. 1966 & 3: 79. 1975.


Herbs. Leaves ovate-elliptic, elliptic or oblong, attenuate towards base, acuminate at apex, shallowly serrate along margins, serrations with poorly developed filiform appendages, lowermost appendages less than 1 mm long, 4.5 - 22.5 x 2.3 - 4.5 cm, finely pubescent beneath, green, paler beneath; lateral nerves 7 - 10 pairs; petiolate, stipular glands pubescent. Flowers pedunculate, 3.5 - 4 cm long. Lateral sepals lanceolate, acuminate, 2 - 4 mm. Lip shallowly navicular, 4 - 8 mm long, 3 - 4 mm deep, spurred; spur filiform, slender, 2.5 - 3 cm long. Standard broadly obovate, slightly emarainate, ca 3 x 2 cm With a small appendage. Wings 1 - 1.5 cm long; basal lobes ovate-triangular, 6 - 7 x 3 - 4 mm; distallobes elliptic-obovate, acutely pointed at apex, 7 - 10 x 5 - 7 mm; dorsal auricle short, hooked. Capsules turgid, tapering towards both ends, 2 - 6 mm long, glabrous.

Fl. & Fr. June - Oct.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, 600 - 1550 m. W. Bengal (Darjeeling) and Sikkim (Gangtok).

Endemic.




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