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Impatiens wattii Hook. f. in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 30. 1905.


Herbs, glabrous. Leaves linear-lanceolate, abruptly cuneate to gradually attenuate at base, long-acuminate at apex, shallowly dentate along margins, 5 - 10 cm long, finely pubescent; lateral nerves 7 - 9 pairs; petiole glabrous, sometimes with glands, 1 - 2.2 cm long. Flowers usually solitary; peduncle 2 - 3 mm long; bracts linear, 4 - 4.5 mm long; pedicels very weak, 1.2 - 2.3 cm long, glabrous. Lateral sepals 4, one set 6 - 7 mm long, other set ovate, ca 1 cm long, long-acuminate, membranous. Lip bucciniform, spurred; spur abruptly constricted, short, incurved. Standard ovoid, ca 1.3 x 0.9 cm, with an appendage. Wings trilobed; basal lobes ovoid; distal lobes orbicular; dorsal auricle small. Capsules linear, acute, ca 6 mm.

Fl. & Fr. Aug.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, ca 900 - 1500 m. Manipur.

Endemic.




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