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Impatiens infundibularis Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 13. 1905.


Herbs. Leaves ovate-lanceolate to narrowly oblanceolate, long-attenuate or cuneate at base, acuminate at apex, serrate or shallowly crenate along margins; 7.5 - 9 x l.1 - 5 cm, green above, whitish beneath, lateral nerves 5 - 10 pairs; petiole 3 - 4.5 cm; stipula glands digitate, ca 2 mm long. Flowers 3.2 - 3.5 cm; peduncle small, 2 - 4 mm long. Lateral sepals linear, 2 - 3 mm long. Lip bucciniform, 7 - 9 mm long, spurred; Spur abruptly constricted, filiform, 1.5 - 1.9 cm. Standard obovate, with a hood on back, 6 - 7 mm. Wings bilobed, ca 1 cm long, reddish. Capsules fusiform, 0.4 - 0.9 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. Sept. - Oct.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, ca 300 - 1500 m. W. Bengal and Sikkim.

Endemic.




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