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Impatiens kaliensis Grey-Wilson in Kew Bull. 44: 65. 1989.


Annual herbs, 20 - 60 cm high; stems with scattered glands, particularly towards apex. Leaves spiral, elliptic-lanceolate, attenuate into petiole, acuminate-caudate at apex, incised-crenate along margins, 7 - 27 x 3.2 - 8.2 cm, scattered hairy above, glabrous below; petiole 1.6 - 6.2 cm long. Flowers in racemes, pink or lilac-spotted; peduncle 1.9 - 9 cm long; bracts ovate, caudate, 3 - 4 mm long, gland-tipped; pedicels slender, 12 - 27 mm long. Lateral sepals ovate, caudate at apex, 3 - 4 mm long. Lip bucciniform, 1 - 1.3 cm long, 0.8 - 1 cm with a pointed 1 - 1.5 mm long apex; spur S-shaped, 3 - 4 mm long. Standard cucullate, apiculate, 6 - 7 mm long. Wings 2 - 2.8 cm long; basal lobes subovate, distal lobes ovate, tapering into a 1 - 1.5 cm long dorsal auricle. Capsules cylindric, 2.3 - 2.9 x ca 0.2 cm.

Fl. Aug. - Sept.

Distrib. India: In moist places of W. Himalayas, 2850 - 3250 m. Uttar Pradesh.

Endemic.

Notes. It is similar to I. bicomuta Wallich in habit and leaves. But flowers are smaller and floral parts quite different in shape.




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