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Impatiens podocarpa Hook. f. in Hooker's Icon. Pl. ser. 4. 10: t. 2963. 1913.


Herbs, glabrous, up to 50 cm high; branches slender. Leaves alternate, uppermost sessile, others petiolate, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, caudate-acuminate at apex, crenate along margins, 10 - 20 cm long; lateral nerves 10 - 12. Flowers small, in 6 - 8-flowered racemes; peduncles 6 - 8 cm long; bracts ovate, ca 2 mm long. Lateral sepals 2, rounded or deltoid-ovate or rotund, ca 2 mm long, with a straight appendage without glandular point, uninerved. Lip without appendage t mouth; spur ca 1 cm long, yellow. Standard simple, without appendage. Capsules clavate, 2 - 2.2 cm long; seeds 2 - 3, oblong, 3 - 5 mm long, tuberculate. Fl. & Fr. Not known.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, ca 2100 - 2500 m. Uttar Pradesh (Garhwal).

Endemic.

Notes. The protologue is based on a single specimen collected by Duthie.




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