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Impatiens nummularifolia Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 14. 1905.


Herbs. Leaves ovate-lanceolate to ovate, slightly attenuate into petiole at base, acuminate or often shortly apiculate at apex, crenate along margins, 1.2 - 2.5 x 0.9 - 1.2 cm, grey-coloured beneath; lateral nerves 4 - 6 pairs; petiole 3 - 9 mm long, finely pubescent. Flowers axillary, pedunculate; bracts ovate, acuminate, ca 3 mm long; pedicels slender, 1 - 1.3 cm long, pubescent. Lateral sepals 4, ovate or outer sepals oblong, acuminate, with wing on one side, 5 mm long. Lip shallowly navicular, 6 - 8 mm long, spurred; spur filiform, 1.1 - 1.7 cm long. Standard suborbicular-obcordate, with a shallow dorsal acutely pointed crest. Wings ca 2.5 cm long; basal lobes obliquely ovate; distal lobes linear-oblong, entire; dorsal auricle small, blunt, crest-like. Capsules linear, acute, 0.3 - 1.6 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, ca 3000 - 3600 m.

Endemic.




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