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Impatiens marianae Reichb. f. ex Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 27. 1905.


Herbs, erect, annual; stems erect, pubescent; nodes swollen. Leaves alternate, ovate to elliptic-lanceolate, long-attenuate or cuneate at base, acuminate at apex, shallowly serrate along margins, 5 - 10 x 2 - 5 cm, papillose hairy, variegated above, pubescent on middle; lateral nerves 6 - 8 pairs; petiole 1 - 1.5 cm long. Flowers solitary, 0.9 - 2.5 cm long, yellowish; bracts setaceous, ca 3 mm long; peduncles slender, 2.5 - 4 cm long, pubescent. Lateral sepals ovate, usually long-acuminate and appendaged at apex, 8 - 9 x 3 - 4 mm. Lip bucciniform, 2 - 2.3 cm long, spurred; spur gradually constricted, filiform, 0.6 - 2 cm long. Standard cucullate. Wings with basal lobes broadly triangular; distal lobes suborbicular with a triangular apex. Capsules turgid in middle, ca 0.5 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. June - July.

Distrib. Assam and Meghalaya.

Endemic.




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