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Impatiens munronii Wight, Ill. Ind. Bot. 1: 160. 1840 & Icon. t. 1049. 1846; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 456. 1876.


Undershrubs, Up to 60 cm high, softly hairy; stems branched, woody, nodose, almost woolly. Leaves alternate, towards ends of branches, elliptic, acuminate, serrulate, 3 - 8 x 1.5 - 3 cm, membranous, hairy on both sides, glandular along margins; petioles 1.5 - 5 cm long, hairy. Flowers axillary, solitary, white or red; pedicels 1.5 - 3 cm long, slender, hairy. Lateral sepals ovate, as large as wings, hirsute. Lip with spur trumpet-shaped, ca 1.5 cm long, incurved,hirsute. Standard orbicular, keeled on dorsal side, hirsute. Wings short, bipartite to middle. Capsules hairy; seeds glabrous.

Fl. & Fr. Nov. - Jan.

Distrib. India: Southern W. Ghats, 1500 - 2000 m. Tamil Nadu.

Endemic.




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