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Impatiens floribunda Wight in Madras J. Lit. Sci. ser. 1.5: 7. 1837. I. flaccida sensu Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 457. 1874, p.p. non Arn. 1836.


Erect or decumbent herbs up to 70 cm high; stems branched, green. Leaves alternate or opposite, rarely whorled, elliptic-lanceolate, caudate-acuminate at apex, 2 - 10 x 1.2 - 1.4 cm, serrate or crenate-serrate along margins, apiculate from apex. of teeth, glaucous beneath; petioles 1.5 - 3.5 cm long with stipitate glands. Flowers solitary or in fascicles, purple; pedicels up to 2.5 cm long. Lateral sepals small, ovate. Lip cymbiform; spur slender, straight. Wings bilobed; seeds globose.

Fl. & Fr. July - Nov.

Distrib. India: Southern W. Ghats, 1800 - 2100 m. Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Endemic.





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