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Impatiens graciliflora Hook. f. in Ree. Bot. Surv. India 4: 15. 1905; H. Hara in Fl. E. Himal. 1: 195. 1966.


Herbs. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, 6 - 12 x 1.6 - 5 cm, attenuate towards base into petiole and with seriate glands at lower margins of leaf and downwards into stem, acuminate at apex, crenate along margins, pubescent on both surfaces; lateral nerves 5 - 12 pairs. Flowers small, reddish; pedicels whorled on peduncle; bracts obovate, ca 3 mm long. Lateral sepals obliquely obovate, 3 - 4 mm long, with 1.5 - 2 mm long appendage. Lip shallowly navicular, 4 - 5 mm, spurred; spur abruptly constricted, 2.5 - 3.8 cm long. Standard cucullate, 4 - 5 mm long, with a ca 1 mm long appendage. Wings 7 - 10 mm long; basal lobes 3 - 4 mm; distal lobes transversely semiovate, 4 - 6 mm long. Capsules linear, acute, 1.7 - 2 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. Aug.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, ca 1800 - 2000 m. W. Bengal (Darjeeling) and Sikkim.

Endemic.





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