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Impatiens scabriuscula Heyne ex Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2; 464. 1824; Beddome, Icon. t. 144. 1868 - 74; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 454. 1878.

Erect herbs, 10 - 25 cm high; stems branching at base, hairy. Leaves alternate, elliptic-lanceolate, serrate along margins, 1.8 - 6 x 0.6 - 1.2 cm, sparsely hairy above; petioles ca 3 mm long, sometimes glandular. Flowers in axillary fascicles, pink or rose; pedicels up to 6 mm long, scabrid. Lateral sepals minute, linear-lanceolate, hairy. Lip cymbiform, hairy; spur absent. Standard orbiculart beaked, hairy. Wings bilobed; basal lobes small; distal lobes oblong-obovate. Capsules ellipsoid, mucronate, ca 8 mm long, villous; seeds globose, brown, tubercled.

Fl. & Fr. Aug.-Jan.

Distrib. India: W. Ghats up to 1800 m. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.


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