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Impatiens vexillaria Hook. f. in Hooker's Icon. Pl. ser. 4. 10: t. 2905. 1913.


Herbs, up to 15 cm high. Leaves alternate, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate at apex, serrate along margins, ca 2 cm long, upper side puberulous; lateral nerves 5. Flowers terminal, solitary, ca 2 cm across, white; pedicels slender, erect, ca 1 cm long, pubescent, with bracteole above middle. Lateral sepals 2, ovate-rotundate, acuminate at apex, cordate at base. Lip bucciniform, ca 1.5 cm long; spur slender, incurved, ca 1 cm long. Standard ovate to suborbicular, retuse at apex, ca 2.5 cm across. Wings ca 1.6 cm long; basal lobes more or less ovate; distal lobes oblong, obtuse.

Fl. & Fr. Unknown.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas. Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh (Kumaon).

Endemic.

Notes. Standard petal is very large and disproportionate to other floral parts.




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