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Impatiens gammiei Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 16. 1905.


Herbs. Leaves mostly on upper half of stems, alternate, ovate to ovate-lanceolate or ovate-elliptic, somewhat attenuate into petiole, acumiante at apex, deeply crenate along margins, 4.2 - 9 x 2.5 - 3 cm; midnerve strong, lateral nerves 4 - 10 pairs. Flowers small, 4 - 6 mm, flesh-coloured; peduncles 5 - 16 cm long, with large number of pedicels; bracts lanceolate, 2 - 4 mm, with 1 - 2 mm long appendage. Lateral sepals ovate, ca 2 mm long, long-acuminate. Lip navicular, sometimes spurred or spurless. Standard suborbicular, shallowly emarginate. Wings 2-lobed ,joined by a narrow sinus; basal lobes ovate; distal lobes fusiform. Capsules linear, acute, 0.3 - 2.3 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. July - Oct.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, ca 3000 m. W. Bengal, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

Endemic.




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