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Impatiens mannii C.B. Clarke ex Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 27. 1905.


Herbs; stems procumbent, thickly hairy all over, reddish-green. Leaves ovate to ovate-oblong, obtuse at apex, crenate at margins, 1.5 - 2.4 x 1.1 - 1.7 cm, green, pubescent throughout; lateral nerves 5 - 7 pairs; petiole thickly hairy. Flowers dull brick-red or orange. Lateral sepals ovate-cuspidate, 5 - 7 x 4 - 5 mm, white, hairy, with ca 1 mm long appendage. Lip bucciniform, 2.5 - 3 cm, red-striped, spurred; spur gradually constricted, short, curved. Standard cucullate, 1 - 1.2 cm long, with ca 2 mm long appendage just at middle of outer side, reddish tinged at middle. Wings 1.5 - 2.2 cm; basal lobes obovate with reddish base, 8 - 10 x 5 - 6 mm; distal lobes suborbicular or transversely semiovate, 0.9 - 1.3 x 0.6 - 0.2 cm, pale orange. Capsules acute, 6 - 9 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. March - April.

Distrib. India: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.

Endemic.




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