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101. Impatiens scabrida Candolle, Prodr. 1: 687. 1824.

糙毛凤仙花 cao mao feng xian hua

Impatiens praetermissa J. D. Hooker.

Plants annual, 30-50 cm tall, rarely taller. Stem erect, green or purple-tinged basally, many branched, pubescent or subglabrous basally. Leaves alternate, sessile or subsessile; petiole with 2 globose basal glands; leaf blade ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 5-15 × 1.5-2 cm, apices of teeth with marginal glands, abaxially pubescent, adaxially sparsely strigose, lateral veins 7-9 pairs, base subrounded, margin sharply serrate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences in leaf axils, 1-3-flowered, shortly pedunculate; pedicels bracteate at middle; peduncles, pedicels, and bracts brown pubescent; bracts persistent, setose or setose-lanceolate, apex long mucronulate. Flowers golden-yellow, purple spotted, ca. 2.5 cm deep. Lateral sepals 2, ovate, sparsely pubescent, apex mucronulate. Lower sepal broadly funnelform, abruptly narrowed into a curved spur ca. 1 cm. Upper petal broadly orbicular, abaxial midvein green, cornute-cristate, crista conspicuous in flowering buds; lateral united petals not clawed, 2-lobed; basal lobes orbicular, short; distal lobes oblong-dolabriform; auricle inflexed, narrow. Anthers obtuse. Capsule linear, 2.5-3 cm, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Fl. Jul-Sep. 2n = 14.

Forest understories, thickets along riverbanks, shaded moist places. Xizang (Yadong) [Bhutan, India (Sikkim), Nepal].


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