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Impatiens lucida Heyne ex Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 451. 1874, excl. syn. I. atifolia Wight & Arn.; Barnes in J. Indian Bot. Soc. 18: 101. 1939.

Slender annuals, 10 - 20 cm high. Leaves subopposite or whorled, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, cuneate at base, acuminate at apex, crenate-serrate, 3.5 - 10 x 1.5 - 5 cm, glabrous or sparsely hairy above; petioles 0.8 x 3.5 cm long. Flowers solitary or in fascicles, ca 8 mm across, pink. Lateral sepals small, ovate, acute. Lip cymbiform; spur much longer than flower, incurved, slender. Standard suborbicular, keeled on dorsal side. Wings bilobed; distal lobes orbicular, larger than basal ones. Capsules ellipsoid, ca 1.2 cm long, glabrous; seeds smooth, black.

Fl. & Fr. April - Nov.

Distrib. India: On marshy slopes of W. Ghats. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.


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