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Impatiens talbotii Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 47. 1906.


Annual herbs 20 - 30 cm high, glabrous or stems and leaves pubescent. Leaves alternate, ovate-elliptic or ovate-oblong, acuminate at both ends, serrulate, 6 - 10 cm long, membranous; petioles up to 1.3 cm long, glandular. Flowers axillary, solitary, 2 - 2.5 cm across, pink; pedicels up to 1.2 cm long. Lateral sepals ovate or subulate, 3 - 6 mm long. Lip cymbiform, ca 1 cm long; spur slender, incurved when young, straight at length, 2 - 3 cm long. Standard orbicular, concave, 0.6 - 1 cm across, keeled on dorsal side. Wings sessile, bilobed, ca 1.2 cm long; basal lobes subquadrate, bilobulate; distal lobes inserted into spur. Capsules 0.8 - 1.2 cm long, few-seeded; seeds subglobose, compressed, 3 - 4 mm long, rugose, glabrous or papillose.

Distrib. India: W. Ghats in moist and shady places. Maharashtra and Karnataka (Shimoga Dt.).

Endemic.

Chromosome no. 2n = 12 (Bhaskar, V. in Taxon 25: 156. 1976).




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