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Impatiens meeboldii Hook. f. in Bull. Misc. Inform. 1910: 291. 1910.

Herbs, erect, 20 - 30 cm high, glabrous. Leaves opposite or upper ones clustered and sessile, lower ones petioled, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate at apex, serrulate along margins, 3 - 5 cm long; lateral nerves 3 - 5 pairs; stipular glands minute, globose. Peduncles erect in axils of uppermost leaves, 3 - 6-flowered. Flowers 6 - 8 mm, white, lip and tip of wings purple; bracts persistent, ovate-lanceolate, minute, subverticillate; pedicels umbellate. Lateral sepals 2, ovate, obtuse, ca 2 mm long. Lip bucciniform, cuspidate, limb ca 6 mm; spur straight, as long as or slightly longer than limb. Standard orbicular, ca 5 mm across. Wings sessile, 1 - 1.2 cm long; basal lobes small; distal lobes 2 - 3 times larger; dorsal auricle obscure. Capsules clavate to oblong, acute, 1.2 - 1.3 cm long; seeds oblong-ovoid, ca 3.5 mm long, smooth, chestnut coloured.

Fl. & Fr. Aug.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, ca 2400 m. Jammu & Kashmir.


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