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Impatiens urticifolia Wallich in Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 457. 1832; Hook. f. & Thomson in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 4: 152.1860; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 474. 1875 & in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 15. 1905; H. Hara in Fl. E. Himal. 3: 79. 1975.


Herbs. Leaves alternate, mostly sessile, ovate-elliptic or lanceolate, attenuate into petiole at base, acute to long-acuminate at apex, crenate to deep-crenate along margins, 8 - 23 x 3.2 - 4.8 cm long; lateral nerves 6 - 12 pairs. Flowers pedunculate, pink; bracts persistent, lanceolate, ca 2 mm long. Lateral sepals ovate, acuminate, ca 4 mm long. Lip bucciniform, 1.3 - 1.5 cm long. Standard cucullate, acutely pointed at apex, 0.8 - 1 cm. Wings bilobed; basal lobes ovate with base extended on both sides; distal lobes dolabriform. Capsules linear, acute, 0.6 - 3 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. July - Nov.

Distrib. W. Bengal, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

Nepal.




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