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Impatiens pallidiflora Hook. f. in Bull. Misc. Inform. 1911: 354. 1911; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 141. 1915; Bhaskar & Razi in Indian J. For. 1: 73. 1978.


Herbs, slender, 30 - 50 cm high; stems branched, often pubescent. Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, oblong or linear-oblong, truncate or rounded at base, acute or acuminate at apex, entire or minutely spinulose-serrulate, 3 - 5 cm long, glabrous or pubescent above, turning almost glaucous beneath. Flowers in fascicles, ca 2 cm across, rose or pink turning yellow when dry. Lateral sepals linear, 6 - 7 mm long. Lip cymbiform,acute; spur subequal to limb of lip or longer. Standard orbicular with an obscure drosal keel, short. Wings ca 1.5 cm long, clawed; basal lobes almost absent; distal lobes dolabriform; dorsal auricle present.

Fl. & Fr. Not known.

Distrib. India: ca 2100 m "Almost grassy slopes, Iduki (Devicolam)" - Hook. f. l.c. Kerala.

Endemic.




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