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Impatiens leptocarpa Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 17. 1905.


Herbs. Leaves sessile above, petiolate etsewhere, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate at apex, crenate along margins with crenations ca 4 mm apart. Flowers axillary; bracts ca 2 mm; peduncle long; pedicels alternate on peduncles. Lateral sepals falcate, ca 7 x 5 mm, appendage ca 2 mm long. Lip bucciniform, long spurred. Standard very broadly obovate, slightly emarginate, appendage present, purple. Wings with basal lobes ovoid; distal lobes linear-oblong. Capsules clavate, obtuse.

Fl. & Fr. Sept.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas. W. Bengal and Sikkim.

Endemic.




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