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Impatiens serratifolia Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 18. 1905; H. Hara in H. Hara & Williams, Enum. Fl. Pl. Nepal 2: 50. 1979. I. serrata sensu Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 473. 1875, p.p., non Benth. ex Hook. f. & Thomson, 1860.


Herbs, delicate, ,labrous. Leaves alternate, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, gradually attenuate into petiole at base, acuminate at apex, serrate to serrulate along margins, 3.2 - 9.5 x 0.7 - 2.5 cm, green above, pale beneath, glands at base; lateral nerves 4 - 10 pairs. Flowers one or two, peduncled, 1.3 - 1.5 cm long, yellow or white. Lateral sepals obliquely elliptic or lanceolate, acutely pointed at apex, 5 - 5.5 x 2.5 - 3 mm, white. Lip navicular, 0.7 - 1.4 x 0.6 - 0.8 cm; spur gradually constricted, coiled from base, 0.5 - 1.6 cm long. Standard suborbicular-obcordate, acutely pointed at apex. Wings bilobed; basal lobes ovoid; distal lobes elliptic, obtuse; dorsal auricle present. Capsules linear, acute, 0.8 - 2.7 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. June - Oct.

Distrib. India: Sikkim.

Nepal.




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