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Impatiens konalarensis Chandrab., Chandras. & Nair in J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 81: 676.1984.


Herbs, 20 - 75 cm high, rooting at lower nodes. Leaves alternate, ovate or elliptic-ovate, 1 - 9 x 0.7 - 4.5 cm, crenate, glabrous except nerves; petioles up to 6.5 cm long, slender, glabrous. Flowers 1.2 - 1.5 cm across in contracted racemes, pink; peduncles up to 4 cm long, axillary; pedicels ca 7 mm long. Lateral sepals obliquely ovate, ca 4.5 x 2.5 mm, green with pinkish tinge. Lip ovate eliptic, concave, acuminate, ca 8.5 x 5.5 mm, pink; spur absent. Standard ovate-lanceolate with a pointed acumen, concave, 6.5 x 3.5 mm, pink. Wings bilobed, ca 12 x 5 mm; basal lobes obovate or semicircular, auricled at base; distal lobes shorter than basal ones, oblong. Capsules obliquely ellipsoid, beaked, ca 9 x 4 mm; seeds ovoid, ca 4.5 x 3 mm, tubercled.

Fl. & Fr. Nov.

Distrib. India: W. Ghats in sholas at about 1950 m. Tamil Nadu (Anamalais).

Endemic.

Notes. Allied to Impatiens elegans Beddome but differs in having standard petal ovate-lanceolate; distal lobes of wings obovate or semi-circular and seeds tubercled and glabrous.




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