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Impatiens inayatii Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. india 4: 6. 1904.


Herbs glabrous. Leaves ovate-elliptic to ovate-lanceolate or elliptic-oblong, cuneate or attenuate towards base into petiole, acuminate at apex, crenate to deeply crenate along margins, crenations with filiform appendages, 9 - 15.5 x 4 - 7 cm, glabrous; lateral nerves 6 - 8 pairs; petioles 0.7 - 6 cm long. Flowers pedunculate, large, ca 2.5 x 2 cm; bracts persistent, ovate-lanceolate, ca 9 x 3 mm; peduncle slender, 5 - 7 cm long, glabrous; pedicels opposite. Lateral sepals 2, ovate, ca 5 x 4 mm, with ca 2 mm long appendage. Lip bucciniform, ca 2 x 2.5 cm, spurred; spur gradually constricted, curved, ca 5 mm long. Standard suborbicular-obcordate. Wings with few spots on sinus of basal and distal lobes; basal lobes broadly triangular;distal lobes narrowly ovate but narrowed just above middle, shortly apiculate. Capsules linear, acute, ca 4 mm.

Fl. & Fr. May - Sept.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas. Uttar Pradesh.

Endemic.




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