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Impatiens trichocarpa Hook. f. in Hooker's Icon. Pl. ser. 4. 10: t. 2914. 1913; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 142. 1915.


Kan.: Kaadu karna kundala.

Annuals, 20 - 60 cm high, branching, appressed hairy. Leaves alternate, subsessile, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, serrulate along margins, 4 - 7 x 2.5 - 3.5 cm, coriaceous. Flowers solitary or binate; pedicels 1 - 1.5 cm long, glabrous or puberulous. Lateral sepals ovate, acute. Lip cymbiform, ca 8 mm long, pubescent; spur shorther than lip, robust, incurved. Standard orbicular, ca 7 mm across, cucullate, keeled on dorsal side ending into a mucro. Wings ca 1.2 cm long, bilobed; basal lobes rounded; distal lobes larger than basal ones, semilunate or dolabriform; dorsal auricle prominent, decurved. Capsules ellipsoid, 1 - 1.2 cm long, turgid, tomentose; seeds globose, ca 2 mm, papillose.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Dec.

Distrib. India: W. Ghats. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Endemic.




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