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Impatiens flemingii Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 5. 1904.I. parviflora auct. non DC.: Hook. f., Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 10. 1904.


Herbs, annual, glabrous. Leaves alternate or opposite, elliptic ovate to lanceolate, gradually attenuate towards base, acute to long-acuminate at apex, shallowly crenate to dentate along margins with lower teeth filiform, gland-tipped and 1 - 1.5 mm long, finely pubescent on both surfaces; lateral nerves 4 - 10 pairs; petioles 0.8 - 3.2 cm, glabrous. Flowers pedunculate, 1.2 - 3.2 cm long with spur, white or pink; peduncle slender, 0.5 - 12 cm long, glabrous; pedicels 0.9 - 1.8 cm, glabrous. Lateral sepals ovate, slightly curved on one side, with few appendages along margins, ca 3 x 2 mm. Lip shallowly navicular, 0.6 - 1.5 cm long, spurred; spur abruptly constricted, filiform, curved, 0.5 - 2.5 cm. Standard obcordate to suborbicular, obtuse, ca 6 x 4 mm. Wings bilobed; basal lobes ovate, ca 1.1 x 0.3 cm; distal lobes broadly oblong. Carpels 5; stigma sessile. Capsules linear, acute, 0.3 - 1.2 cm

Fl. & Fr. June - Aug.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, ca 1550 - 3200 m. Jammu & Kashmir.

Pakistan.

Notes. True I. parviflora DC. occurs only in Siberia (Y. Nasir in E. Nasir & Ali. Fl. Pakistan 113: 10, 11. 1980).




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