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Impatiens prainii Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 14. 1905.


Herbs; stems erect, mostly on upper part of stem; linear-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, cuneate or attenuate into petiole at base, acuminate at apex, serrate-dentate along margins, 1.8 - 6.5 x 0.3 - 1.2 cm, green above, pale beneath, finely pubescent above and beneath; petiole 2 - 4 mm long. Flowers 3 - 3.8 cm; bracts ovate, ca 3 mm with ca 1 mm long appendage. Lateral sepals ovate, acuminate, later becoming cuspidate, 4 - 4.5 x 2 - 4 mm. Lip obliquely and shallowly navicular, 1 - 1.4cm long, spurred; spur gradually constricted, 1.3 - 1.5 cm long. Standard suborbicular-obcordate, ca 8 x 6 mm, crested; crest dorsal, acutely pointed, ca 1 mm long. Wings bilobed; basal lobes ovate-triangular; distal lobes linear-oblong. Capsules linear, acute, 0.4 - 1.5 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

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

Nepal.




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