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Impatiens polysciadia Hook. f. in Hooker's Icon. Pl. ser. 4. 10: t. 2900. 1913.

Herbs, erect, glabrous; stems robust. Leaves alternate, sessile to subsessile, ovate to oblong, rounded or cordate at base, acuminate at apex, serrate to serrulate along margins, 5 - 15 cm long. Flowers in umbels or rarely racemes, ca 1 cm across, rose-coloured; peduncle 4 - 6 cm long, 3 - 8-flowered; bracts ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate; pedicels umbellate, not whorled. Lateral sepals 2, concave, ovate to oblong, obtuse, ca 4 mm long. Lip bucciniform; spur ca 6 mm long. Standard ovate-orbicular, beaked, ca 6 mm wide, keeled on dorsal side. Wings sessile, 8 - 9 mm long; basal lobes rounded; distal lobes little longer than basal ones, dolabriform; dorsal auricle slender.

Fl. & Fr. Not known.

India: W. Himalayas. Uttar Pradesh (Kumaon).


Notes. This is one of the minute-flowered Impatiens of India.

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