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Impatiens lemannii Hook. f. & Thomson in J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 4: 154. 1860; Nasir in Nasir & Ali, Fl. W. Pakistan 133: 16. 1980. Impatiens harrisii Hook. f. in Bull. Misc. Inform. 1911: 211. 1911.


Herbs, erect; stems simple, glabrous. Leaves alternate, ovate, more or less rounded or somewhat attenuate towards base, acute at apex, crenate along margins, 4 - 5 cm, membranous; lateral nerves 5 - 6 pairs; petioles slender, 1 - 2 cm long; stipular glands absent. Flowers ca 2.5 cm long; peduncles 1 - 2-flowered; bracts persistent, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, 3 - 4 mm long; pedicels 1 - 2 cm long. Lateral sepals 2, ovate, obtuse, 3 - 4.5 mm long, membranous. Lip navicular. Standard orbicular, ca 1.2 cm across with an appendage. Wings ca 2.2 cm long; basal lobes narrowly triangular, acute to subacute; distal lobes transversely ovate to ovate-elliptic. Capsules fusiform, acute, ca 1.3 cm long, glabrous.

Fl. & Fr. Not known.

Distrib. India: E. & W. Himalayas. Kashmir and Sikkim.

Endemic.




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