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Impatiens spissiflora Hook. f. in Bull. Misc. Inform. 1910: 296. 1910.


Herbs, 60 - 80 cm high, glabrous. Leaves opposite, oblong-elliptic to narrowly elliptic, more or less cuneate at base, acute to acuminate at apex, minutely serrulate along margins with minute appendages at basal region, 8 - 12 cm, pubescent; lateral nerves 12 - 16 pairs. Flowers 2 - 6, 2 - 3 cm long, yellowish-white with pink margins; peduncles 4 - 7 cm long; pedicels 0.5 - 1.5 cm long; bracts ovate, minute. Lateral sepals ovate, acuminate, 4 - 6 mm long, with 5 parallel nerves. Lip bucciniform, 1.4 - 1.6 cm long; spur abruptly constricted, 1.2 - 1.5 cm long, curved. Standard suborbicular, ca 1 - 1.5 cm across with a shallow crest on posterior side. Wings bilobed, 2.5 - 3 cm long; basal lobes ovate; distal lobes elliptic-obovate; dorsal auricle large, reniform, inflexed. Capsules fusiform, 1.8 - 2 cm long; seeds globose, compressed, 2 - 2.5 cm across, glabrous.

Fl. & Fr. Nov.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, ca 910 - 1520 m, very rare. Manipur.

Endemic.




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