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


Herbs; stems tall, nearly glabrous. Leaves alternate, oblong-lanceolate to linear-oblong, attenuate into petiole at base, acuminate at apex, shallowly crenate along margins, filiform appendages present, those at base of lamina up to 2 mm long, 6 - 17.5 x 1.8 - 4.5 cm, usually green above, pale beneath, sparsely pubescent above, glabrous beneath; midnerve prominent and glabrous; lateral nerves 6 - 14 pairs; petiole 1 - 8.3 cm long, glabrous; stipular glands absent. Flowers 3 - 6 cm long; peduncles 3 - 5 cm long, 1 - 6-flowered; pedieels filiform 2 - 3 cm long; bracts caducous, lanceolate, long-acuminate, 3 - 6 mm long. Lateral sepals ovate-lanceolate, 6 - 9 x 4 - 4.5 mm, with ca 1 mm long appendage. Lip bucciniform, 1.2 - 1.7 x 0.7 - 1.1 cm; spur abruptly constricted, filiform, 1.3 - 3.3 cm long. Standard ovate-oblong, 1.8 cm long, with an appendage. Wings ca 2.5 cm, emarginate opposite sinus of basal and distal lobes; basal lobes ovate; distal lobes elliptie-obovate, obtuse; dorsal auricle reniform, big, inflexed. Capsules erect, acuminate, 2 cm long; seeds many, minute, oblong, ca 1.5 mm long, hairy, chestnut brown.

Fl. & Fr. Nov.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, ca 1500 - 2000 m. Manipur.

Endemic.




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