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Impatiens pantlingii Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 16. 1905.


Herbs, erect,40 - 70 cm high; stems erect, branched or generally unbranched above, glabrous. Leaves spirally arranged, ovate-lanceolate to ovate-elliptic, attenuate into petiole at base, long-acuminate at apex, crenate along margins, 3.5 - 6.5 x 1.8 - 2.6 cm, finely pubescent above and beneath; lateral nerves 5 - 8 pairs; petiole 0.5 - 2.5 cm long, finely pubescent. Flowers in axils of uppermost leaves, pedunculate; bracts lanceolate, 2 - 4 mm long; peduncles glabrous, 2 - 4.5 cm long; pedicels slender, glabrous. Lateral sepals ovate with an appendage, ineurved at base, 4 - 5 mm long. Lip navicular, 8 - 10 mm long, spurred; spur gradually constricted , filiform, 4 - 6 mm long, glabrous. Standard suborbicular, 7 - 6 mm; midnerve prominent. Wings 1.5 - 1.8 cm long; hasallobes dliptic-oblong, 5 - 7 x 3 - 5 mm; distal lobes linear, 1 - 1.1 cm. Capsules linear, acute, 0.7 - 1.2 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. Oct.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, ca 3000 m. Sikkim.

Endemic.




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