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Impatiens reidii Hook. f. in Hooker's Icon. Pl. ser. 4. 10: t. 2901. 1913.


Herbs, erect, glabrous; bulbs pubescent. Leaves alternate, elliptic-lanceolate to oblanceolate, gradually attenuate into petiole at base, acuminate at apex, crenate along margins with filiform appendages on crenations, membranous, finely pubescent or glabrous; lateral nerves 8 - 12 pairs; petiole 1 - 4 cm with glands at base. Flowers medium-sized ,pedunculate, white; bracts linear, 3 - 5 mm long; peduncles 3 - 4 -flowered, slender, 3 - 5 cm long, glabrous or slightly puberulous; pedicels unibracteate, 6 - 8 mm long. Lateral sepals 2, obliquely ovate, acute to acuminate, 6 - 8 mm, puberulous, 6 - 7-nerved. Lip shallowly navicular, 2 - 2.5 cm long, spurred; spur gradually constricted, filiform, curved, ca 1.4 cm long. Standard suborbicular, 1 - 1.3 cm, midnerve thickened. Wings 1.5 - 1.9 cm long; basal lobes more or less rounded; distal lobes elliptic-obovate, distally shortly and obtusely apiculate. Capsules linear, acuminate, 3 - 4 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. July - Aug.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, ca 1800 - 2400 m. Uttar Pradesh.

Endemic.




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