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Impatiens mackeyana Hook. f. in J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Bot. 7: 188. 1864.


Herbs, glabrous. Leaves alternate, ovate-lanceolate, to ovate, slightly attenuate into petiole, acuminate at apex, finely serrate along margins with lowermost teeth filiform, 3.2 - 8.5 x 1.8 - 3.5 cm, membranous, glabrous; lateral nerves 5 - 9 pairs; petioles 0.5 - 1.8 cm long. Flowers axillary, in pairs, pedunculate; bracts linear, ca 3 mm long; peduncles 1.5 - 2 cm long, glabrous; pedicels slender, 0.6 - 1 cm long, glabrous. Lateral sepals ovate, small, ca 4 x 1.5 mm long. Lip buceiniform, pointed at apex, spurred; spur more or less abruptly constricted, ineurved, 1.5 - 1.8 cm long. Wings 1.7 - 2.8 cm long; basal lobes boardly ovate, 1.2 - 1.4 x 0.8 - 1.1 cm; distal lobes broadly oblong, 0.8 - 1.5 x 0.8 - 1 cm; dorsal auricle globular. Capsules linear, acute, 5 - 9 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Aug.

Distrib. India: Meghalaya.

Endemic.




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