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Impatiens insignis DC., Prodr. 1: 688. 1824; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 477.1875 & in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 14. 1905; H. Hara in Fl. E. Himal. 1: 195. 1966.


Herbs; stems angled, stout; nodes swollen, lower nodes rooting. Leaves sessile or subsessile, elliptic-lanceolate to oblanceolate, gradually attenuate towards base, acute to shortly acuminate at apex, shallowly crenate to serrate along margins with lower teeth filiform and upper ones shortly apiculate, 4.2 - 9.3 x 1.4 - 2.2 cm, finely pubescent on both sides, paler beneath, lateral nerves 5 - 11 pairs. Inflorescence racemose, subterminal, overtopping leaves. Bracts persistent, lanceolate. Lateral sepals ovate, acuminate, ca 6 x 3 mm. Lip bucciniform, 0.8 - 1 cm long, 0.9 - 1.1 cm deep, spurred; spur abruptly constricted, 1.2 - 2.5 cm long. Standard ovate or broadly oblong, slightly recurved at apex, 0.7 - 1.2 cm; midnerve prominent. Wings bilobed; basal lobes ovate,ca 1 x 0.5 cm; distal lobes oblong, ca 1 cm long. Capsules clavate, acute, 0.6 - 1 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. Unknown.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas.

Endemic.




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