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Impatiens falcifer Hook. f. in Bot. Mag. t. 7923. 1903 & in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 18. 1905; H. Hara in Fl. E. Himal. 1: 195. 1966 & 3: 79. 1975. L. serrata sensu Hook. f., Pl. Brit. India 1: 473. 1875, p.p., non Benth. ex Hook. f. & Thomson 1860.


Herbs. Leaves sessile or subsessile, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, rarely lanceolate, cuneate or abruptly attenuate into stem, long-acuminate at apex, serrate along margins with each tooth terminating in a short apiculum, 2.4 - 6.8 x 0.9 - 2.3 cm; lateral nerves 4 - 7 pairs. Flowers 2.3 - 3 cm; usually pedunculate; pedicels 1.5 - 2.5 cm long, with a 1 - 3 mm long lanceolate appendage nearabout middle. Lateral sepals lanceolate, acuminate, 4 - 5 x 1.5 - 2 mm. Lip 5 - 7 mm long, spurred; spur filiform, 2 - 2.3 cm long. Standard elliptic to elliptic-obovate, shortly pointed-acute at apex, 1 - 1.3 x 0.6 - 0.7 cm. Wings ca 1 - 1 cm; basal lobes broadly triangular, ca 3 x 4 mm, with a dorsal auricle; distal lobes oblong-reniform, 1.7 - 2 x 0.3 - 0.7 cm. Capsules acute, 1.2 - 3.5 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. Sept. - Nov.

Distrib. W . Bengal and Sikkim.

Nepal and Bhutan.




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