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Impatiens racemulosa Wallich ex Hook. f. & Thomson in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 4: 138. 1860; Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 486. 1875 & in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 25. 1905.


Herbs, annual, 15 - 25 cm high; stems simple, erect. Leaves alternate, ovate or broadly elliptic, shortly attenuate at base, subacute to acute or shortly acuminate at apex, finely serrate along margins with filiform appendages on serrations, 2.5 - 9 x 1.3 - 2.5 cm; lateral nerves 4 - 6 pairs, shortly hairy on both sides of nerves; petiole up to 7 cm long, eglandular; stipules absent. Inflorescence a raceme, axillary, 3 - 8-flowered. Flowers reddish-violet, ca 2.5 cm across; bracts persistent, ovate, ca 3 mm long. Lateral sepals obliquely ovate, usually long-acuminate, 3 - 4 mm long. Lip shallowly navicular, 2 - 4 mm; spur abruptly constricted, filiform, curved, 0.4 - 2 cm long. Standard small, obovate, shallowly emarginate, ca 4 mm long, not spurred on back. Wings bilobed; basal lobes small, more or less elliptic; distal lobes large, orbicular, violet; dorsal auricle absent. Capsules globose, 5 - 6 mm long, glabrous; seeds few, small, globose.

Fl. & Fr. June - Oct.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, 1200 - 1550 m. Assam,. Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

Bhutan and Bangladesh.





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