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Impatiens glauca Hook. f. & Thomson in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 4: 155. 1860; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 482. 1875 & in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 6.1904; H. Hara in H. Hara & Williams, Enum. Fl. Pl. Nepal 2: 79. 1979.


Herbs, glabrous; stems ca 70 cm high, much branched, glaucous. Leaves alternate, ovate-lanceolate, more or less rounded or cordate at base, acute at apex, deeply crenate along margins, 5 - 16 x 2.5 - 8.5 cm, membranous, glaucous; lateral nerves 6 - 20 pairs, linked bya loose network of secondary nerves; petiole 2.5 - 9.5 cm with a scutellate gland at base. Flowers in axillary or terminal 6 - 8-flowered racemes, ca 2 cm, orange or pale red; bracts elliptic to elliptic-oblong or ovate, ca 4 mm long; peduncles ca 12 cm long; pedicels stout, ca 1.5 cm long. Lateral sepals ovate, curved at base, ca 5 x 4 mm. Lip navicular; spur bent upwards. Standard cucullate, acutely pointed at apex. Capsules linear or clavate, ca 3.5 cm, glabrous.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Oct.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, 2100 - 3000 m. Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh (Kumaon).

Nepal.




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