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Impatiens travancorica Beddome, Icon. 29. t. 142. 1868 - 1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 464. 1874.


Herbs, annual, succulent, up to 30 cm high; stems usually simple, rarely branched, glabrous. Leaves crowded and rosulate towards apex, elliptic, sub-acute, crenate, ciliate in crenatures; petiole as long or longer than lamina. Peduncles 1 - 3, subterminal, erect, 2.5 to 5 cm long, 2 - 4-flowered; bracts green, subulate, lanceolate, spreading. Flowers umbelled, white, streaked with red or with pink patches near base, membranous. Lateral sepals obliquely ovate, acuminate. Lip boat-shaped; spur short, stout, obtuse or absent. Standard small, concave. Distal lobes of wings large, sessile.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Sept.

Distrib. India: Tamil Nadu (Mahendragiri and Aghastayar hills at an altitude of 1,100 m to 1,500 m on wet rocks) Kerala.

Endemic to Southernmost hills of Southern W. Ghats.




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