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Impatiens striolata Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 28. 1905.


Herbs, annual, glabrous; stems erect or procumbent at base, simple or sparsely branched, rooting at lowermost nodes. Leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate, rounded or somewhat attenuate and with glands at base, obtuse to subacute at apex, shallowly serrate along margins, 3.9 - 5 x 1.6 - 2.5 cm, mid-green above, pale green beneath, glabrous; lateral nerves 5 - 7 pairs; petiole 1 - 2.5 cm long. Flowers 3.4 - 4 cm. Lateral sepals ovate, with an appendage, ca 3 mm long. Lip navicular, 1.3 - 1.5 cm long, spurred; spur constricted, curved, 1.5 - 2 cm long. Standard cucullate, with a notch on back. Wings with slight emargination opposite sinus of basal and distal lobes; basal lobes ovate-triangular with an appendage; distal lobes ovate-elliptic. Capsules acute, 6 - 8 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Oct.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, ca 1200 - 1850 m. Meghalaya.

Endemic.




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