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Impatiens scitula Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 14. 1905; Ghara, Maity & Sikdar in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 22(1-4): 191. 1980.


Herbs, succulent, glabrous; nodes swollen. Leaves elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, acute at apex, crenate along margins with bristles in notches, 2 - 3 x 1 - 1.5 cm, green above, whitish beneath; lateral nerves 3 - 4 pairs with faint reticulations; petiole 2 - 9 mm long, slender. Inflorescence a raceme, axillary or subterminal. Flowers 3 - 3.5 cm long; bracts 1 or 2, ca 2 x 1.6 mm; peduncles both axillary and subterminal, 1 - 1.7 cm long, simple or 2-pedicelled; pedicels filiform, bracteate, 0.8 - 1.5 cm long. Lateral sepals 4; outer sepals ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 4 - 5 x 2 - 3 mm. Lip bucciniform; spur somewhat constricted, incurved. Standard ovate, acute, caudate at base, 5 - 8 x ca 5 mm. Wings 2.5 - 3 cm long; basal lobes elliptic-ovate; distal lobes unevenly bilobed, lower portion ligulate. Capsules linear, 1 - 1.7 cm long; seeds many.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: W. Bengal.

Tibet.





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