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Impatiens lawii Hook. f. & Thomson in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 4: 122. 1860; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 448. 1874.

Erect herbs, up to 30 cm high with many stout branches, glabrous. Leaves oblong to ovate, acute or obtuse at apex, rounded or cuneate at base, rarely cordate in upper leaves, distantly spinous toothed or subsessile, 1.5 - 3 x 1 - 2.5 cm, scabrid above,glabrous and paler below; stipules absent. Flowers ca 2 cm across; pedicels equalling leaves, pubescent, deflexed in fruit. Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate. Lip boat-shaped; spur absent or rudimentary. Standard orbicular, cuspidate. Wings with very broad, obovate, subsessile, distal and small basal lobes. Capsules ellipsoid, acute at both ends, ca 1 cm.

Fl. & Fr. Oct. - Nov.

Distrib. India: Karnataka.


Chromosome no. 2n = 16 (Bhaskar, V. and B.A. Razi in Proc. 61st Indian Sci. Congr. part 3. 35. 1974).

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