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Impatiens tenella Heyne ex Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 447. 1874, incl. var. brachycarpa Hook. f. I. rosmarinifolia Retz., Obs. Bot. 5: 29. 1789; Wight, Icon. t. 750. 1844. I. debilis Turez. in Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 32(1): 279. 1859; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 483. 1875.


Herbs; erect, slender, glabrous; stems sparingly branched. Leaves sessile or shortly petioled, opposite, oblong or lanceolate, remotely serrate, 2.5 - 11 cm long; stipules absent. Flowers solitary or fascicled, pink; pedicels capillary, erect, horizontal or deflexed in fruit. Lateral sepals linear, acuminate. Standard short. Wings sessile or shortly stipitate; distal lobes of wings clawed, elongate; basal ones small; dorsal auricle small, straight or decurved. Spur shorter than flowers. Capsules clavate, pointed, straight, long-beaked, about 1 cm long; seeds few, orbicular, compressed, shining black.

Fl. & Fr. Not known.

Distrib. India: Karnataka and Kerala.




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