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Impatiens umbellata Heyne ex Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 464. 1824; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 461. 1874.

Herbs, annual; stems simple, rarely branched, 10 - 20 cm high, naked below. Leaves rosulate, ovate or elliptic, sometimes orbicular, obtuse or acute, broadly crenate, 2.5 - 5 cm, often dark-brownish to purplish beneath. Peduncles subterminal, erect, 1 - 6-flowered, shorter than leaves. Lateral sepals broad, ovate. Lip boat-shaped; spur ca 2.5 cm long, slender, incurved. Standard orbicular, not spurred. Wings with subequal lobes, obtuse. Capsules ellipsoid, turgid, glabrous; seeds many, echinate.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Dec.

Distrib. India: Southern W. Ghats. Tamil Nadu and Kerala.


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