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Impatiens laticornis C. Fischer in Bull. Misc. Inform. 1930: 154. 1930.


Herbs, erect, acaulescent, stoloniferous; rhizome globose. Leaves 1 - 2, erect, thick, suborbicular or ovate, cordate at base, obtuse at apex, crenate along margins, 1.5 - 4 cm x 1.2 - 2.5 cm; pilose above, glabrous below; primary nerves 1 - 2, ascending; petiole glabrous. Scapes solitary, 6 - 1.7 cm long, glabrous, purple, 2 - 10-flowered; bracts semi-amplexicaulous, concave, oblong, obtuse, 0.3 - 0.6 cm long; pedicels 1 - 1.7 cm long. Flowers ca 2 cm long, white with yellow or orange hairs or pink with magenta hairs. Lateral sepals ovate or subcordate, obtuse, ca 5 mm long, green. Standard suborbicular, concave, obtuse, 6 - 8 mm long. Spur of lip curved, bullose, ca 2 mm across. Wing 3-lobed, pilose; distal lobes ovate-oblong, rotundate, 4 - 5 mm long; middle lobes suborbicular, 8 - 9 mm across; basal lobes oblong, obtuse, 9 - 13 mm long. Capsules ellipsoid.

Fl. & Fr. Sept.

Distrib. India: Common on wet rocks or tree trunks and in other shady placesnexposed to rain and mist at about 2500 m in Kundah, Nilgiri Dist., Tamil Nadu.

Endemic and endangered species of Nilgiris.




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