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Impatiens gamblei Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 15. 1905; H. Hara in Fl. E. Himal. 3: 79.1975.


Herbs; stems simple or branched. Leaves alternate, ovate-lanceolate, ovate or ovate-elliptic, slightly attenuate into petiole, acuminate at apex, shallowly crenate along margins, 4 - 9 x 1.5 - 3 cm, velvety on dorsal side; lateral nerves 4 - 6 pairs; petioles present. Inflorescence axillary pedunculate few-flowered racemes. Flowers ca 3 cm including spur, rose-purple. Lateral sepals ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, 4 - 5 x 2 - 3 mm, margins with small appendages. Lip bucciniform, 1 - 1.4 x 0.8 - 1.7 cm, spurred; spur 0.5 - 1.7 cm. Standard cucullate, 0.8 - 1 cm long. Wings bilobed; basal lobes more or less ovate with one side extended; distal lobes ligulate. Stamens 5; anthers united. Capsules linear, acute, 0.4 - 2.2 cm; seeds glabrous.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, ca 2500 - 3700 m. W. Bengal (Darjeeling) and Sikkim.

China and Nepal.




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