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Impatiens pendula Heyne ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. Fl. Pen. Ind. Or. 136. 1834; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 455. 1874.


Erect flaccid herbs, 10 - 15 cm high; branches with a line of pubescence. Leaves alternate, ovate, elliptic-ovate or subcordate at base, acute at apex, serrate, 6 - 12 mm long, sparsely hairy above, glabrous below; petioles short. Flowers axillary, solitary, ca 6 mm across; pedicels longer than petioles, puberulous, ddlexed in fruits. Lip concave; spur absent. Standard spurred on dorsal side. Capsules ellipsoid, 3 mm long, beaked, glabrous; few-seeded.

Fl. & Fr. July - Oct.

Distrib. India: W. Ghats. Karnataka and Kerala.

Endemic.




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