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Impatiens paludosa Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 480. 1875 & in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 31. 1905.


Herbs up to 60 cm. Leaves alternate, distant, narrowly elliptic-ovate to lanceolate, attenuate into petiole at base, acuminate, acute or obtuse at apex, finely crenate-serrate, with filiform appendages along margins, 5.5 - 7 x 1.5 - 3.2 cm, coriaceous; lateral nerves 6 - 10 pairs; petioles ca 1 cm long. Flowers 2 - 3.2 cm, yellow; bracts deciduous, broadly ovate,acute,ca 4 mm long;peduncles 2 - 4-flowered,ca 5 cm long. Lateral sepals broadly ovate to almost orbicular, long-acuminate, ca 3 mm long. Lip shallowly navicular, 1.8 - 2.9 cm long, apiculate; spur abruptly constricted, filiform, curved, club-shaped at tip, 1.6 - 2 cm, glabrous. Standard obcordate to suborbicular. Wings with basal lobes ovate, obtuse; distal lobes suborbicular or transversely semiovate, shortly apiculate at apex, ca 1.5 cm. Capsules cylindric, acute, 0.5 - 1.5 cm long, glabrous; seeds minute, obovate, pointed at the hilum, rough, opaque.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Oct.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, ca 1500 - 1550 m. Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

Endemic.




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