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Impatiens nataliae Hook. f. in Bull. Misc. Inform. 1910: 294. 1910.


Herbs, ca 20 cm high; stems glabrous; branches slender, ascending. Leaves opposite, oblong or linear-oblong, firm, lower ones obovate, acute or obtuse, spinulose serrate or entire, 2 - 3 cm long; glands below petiole 2, setaceous, deflexed or absent. Inflorescence simple, pedicellate; pedicels solitary, thread-like; fruiting pedicels little longer, deflexed. Flowers scarcely 1 cm when opened, white in dried specimens. Lateral sepals 2, linear, acuminate, 4 - 5 mm long, single nerved. Lip infundibular, elongate; spur short, hooked, attenuate. Standard large, orbicular or elliptic, little arched, mucronate at apex. Wings narrowly stalked, 9 - 10 mm long; basal lobes wry small, trigonous,truncate; distal ones much bigger, obovate or dolabriform; dorsal auricle big, exerted or decurved. Capsules small, almost globose, about 1 cm long, shortly stalked, acute, rostrate, few-seeded; seeds globose, smooth, black, shining, about 2 mm across.

Fl. Oct.

Distrib. India: Karnataka.

Endemic.




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