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Impatiens longirama Hook. f. in Bull. Misc. Inform. 1910: 292. 1910.


Herbs; stems branched here and there, branches divaricate, 4 - 6 cm long. Leaves opposite, topmost ones ternately verticillate and crowded, ovate-lanceolate, elliptic-lanceolate, somewhat attenuate into petiole at base, acuminate at apex, 8 - 12 cm long, crenulate to dentate along margins with lowermost teeth generally filiform and 1 mm long, pubescent above; petiole 2 - 3 cm long. Flowers ca 2 cm long, rose coloured; pedieels 1 - 2 cm long. Lateral sepals 2, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, ca 2 mm long, uninerved. Lip with limb pouched,ca 2 cm long, basal and front round; spur short,erect, half the size of limb, acute. Standard obliquely orbicular, with scale-like appendage, bluntly beaked at apex, ca 1.5 cm across. Wings ca 2.3 cm long; basal lobes rounded; distal lobes dolabriform. Capsules fusiform, acute, 1 - 1.5 cm long, glabrous, ca 1.5 cm; seeds few, obovoid, ca 3.5 mm long, rugulose.

Fl. & Fr. July - Nov.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, ca 1200 m, very rare. Manipur.

Endemic.




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