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Impatiens raziana Bhaskar & Razi in J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 79: 383.1982.

Herbs, prostrate or procumbent, annual, rooting at nodes; roots fibrous; branchlets opposite, arising from basal nodes, 7 - 8 cm long; stems quadrangular, glabrous. Leaves opposite, ovate or spathulate, obtuse at apex, attenuate at base, glabrous, 4 x 7 mm, exstipulate, petiolate. Flowers solitary, axillary, scarlet; pedicels ca 7 mm long, finely pubescent. Lateral sepals linear, elliptic, faintly serrulate, nerves 3, median distinct, furunculate, furuncles parallel. Lip minute, yellow-tinged; spur arising slightly above base of lip. Standard ovate, more or less mucronate, glabrous. Wings ovate, bilobed; basal lobes fin-shaped, transparent, honey guides prominent. Filaments subulate, un-equal. Capsules 3 - 5 mm long, glabrous; seeds shiny, black, smooth, globose.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Sept.

Distrib. India: Karnataka.


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