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Impatiens viscida Wight in Madras J. Lit. Sci. ser. 1. 5: 12. 1837; Hook. f., Pl. Brit. India 1: 462. 1874.


Herbs, slender, 0.5 - 1 m high, branching, rooting at lower nodes; stems angled. Leaves alternate, elliptic-lanceolate, serrate, 5 - 8 cm long, pubescent beneath, nerves on both surfaces covered with stiff hairs. Peduncles axillary, viscid, 5 - 10 cm long. Flowers umbelled or in short racemes, deep-pink or light-purple; pedicels viscid. Lateral sepals suborbicular, equalling the small standard. Lip boat-shaped; spur long, strong, incurved. Distal lobes of wings large, suborbicular. Capsules glabrous,ellipsoid, beaked; seeds globose, hairy.

Fl. & Fr. April - Dec.

Distrib. India: On beds of streams and swampy ground at an altitude of 1700 to 2000 m, Southern W. Ghats. Tamil Nadu.

Endemic to Pulney hills.




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