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Impatiens khasiana Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 27. 1905. I. bella Hook. f. & Thomson var. major Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 459. 1874.


Herbs, annuals, 60 - 80 cm high; stems erect, sparsely hispidulous to pubescent. Leaves alternate, broadlyovate or oblanceolate, abruptlycuneate or gradually attenuate at base, acute to acuminate at apex, shallowly crenate along margins with lower teeth filiform, 8 - 11.5 x 3 - 4 cm, pubescent on both sides, green above, pale beneath; lateral nerves 8 - 13 pairs; petioles slender, 0.5 - 3.6 cm long, glandular pubescent. Flowers 2. 5 - 4 cm long, pubescent, red with purple streaks; pedicels slender, 1 - 2 cm long, pubescent. Lateral sepals obliquely ovate, acuminate, 0.5 - 1.1 cm long, pubescent. Lip shallowly navicular, 0.8 - 1.3 cm long, spurred; spur abruptly constricted, filiform, curved, 1 - 1.8 cm long. Standard cucullate, crested; crest shallow, entire, along full length of petal. Wings with distal lobes larger than basal; dorsal auricle glandular. Capsules elliptic, acute, 0.5 - 1.3 cm long, glabrous.

Fl. & Fr. May - Nov.

Distrib. E. Himalayas, ca 1500 - 1850 m. Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

Endemic.





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