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Impatiens florigera C.B. Clarke ex Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 13.1905.


Herbs, erect. Leaves alternate, ovate, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, cuneate at base, long-acuminate at apex, shallowly serrate along margins with filiform appendage scarcely developed, 2.2 - 9.5 x 1.4 - 3 cm, whitish beneath; lateral nerves 4 - 11 pairs; stipular glands 1.5 mm long; petiole 1.5 - 3.5 cm long. Flowers pedunculate, white, with lip pale lilac. Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate, 2 - 3 mm long. Lip bucciniform, 5 - 8 mm long, 9 - 12 mm deep, spurred; spur gradually constricted, filiform upwards, 4 - 5 mm. Standard suborbicular, ca 4 x 3 mm, many-nerved. Wings bilobed, ca 8 mm long; basal lobes more or less globose or triangular-ovate; distal lobes narrowly ovate, but narrowed just above middle. Capsules turgid in middle, 0.5 - 1.2 cm long, glabrous.

Fl. & Fr. May - Oct.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, ca 300 - 1500 m. W. Bengal and Sikkim.

Bhutan.




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