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Impatiens stricta C.B. Clarke in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 28. 1905.


Herbs. Leaves alternate, lanceolate-elliptic, rounded or somewhat attenuate at base, acuminate at apex, finely serrate along margins, 3 - 4.2 x 1 - 1.3 cm; lateral nerves 5 - 8 pairs; petiole 0.4 - 0.9 mm long; stipular glands ca 1 mm long. Flowers pedicellate. Lateral sepals ovate, slightly curved, acuminate, appendage present. Lip 0.8 - 1 cm long, ca 1 cm deep, spurted; spur abruptly constricted, filiform, curved, 0.9 - 1.2 cm long. Standard nearly orbicular, ca 3 mm across. Wings ca 0.8 cm long; basal lobes subovate; distal lobes suborbicular or elliptic, with short obtuse appendage; dorsal auricle short, more or less globular. Capsules narrow, fusiform, ca 1.1 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, ca 230 -760 m. Manipur and Meghalaya.

Endemic.




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