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Impatiens manipurensis Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 31. 1905.

Herbs, annuals, glabrous. Leaves alternate, ovate or lanceolate-elliptic, long-attenuate into petiole at base, acuminate at apex, finely serrate along margins with lowermost teeth filiform; 5 - 7 x 2 - 3 cm, green above, paler below, lower pale, finely pubescent above and beneath; lateral nerves 10 - 12 pairs; petiole rather leafy with two glands, glabrous. Flowers axillary; bracts on pedicels, linear-lanceolate, 3 - 8 mm long. Lateral sepals 4, outer sepals orbicular, ca 8 mm long with an appendage; inner broadly, lanceolate. Lip bucciniform, suddenly constricted into small spur. Standard cucullate. Wings with basal lobes broadly triangular-ovate; distal lobes orbicular; dorsal auricle 1 more or less globular. Capsules linear.

Fl. & Fr. June - Sept.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, 900 - 1500 m. Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya.


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