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Impatiens scabrida DC., Prodr. 1:687. 1824. Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:472.1874 & in Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 4:10.1904; Collett, Fl. Siml. 74 .1902; Blatter, Beautiful Flow. Kashm. 1:75.1928; R.R. Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 466.1972.

  • Impatiens cristata Wall.

    Annual 12-60 cm or more tall. Shoots puberulous to glabrous. Leaves elliptic-ovate to oblong-ovate, 30-150 x 20-50 mm, acuminate to subacuminate, crenate to crenate-dentate; petiole up to 35 mm long, with 2 lateral sessile glands at the base. Peduncles 50-70 mm long, (1-)3-flowered. Flowers lemon yellow, spotted brown within, 24-40 mm long. Pedicel slender, with 1-2 linear-lanceolate, 3-4 mm bracteoles. Lateral sepals pubescent, ovate-suborbiculate, 5-7 x 4-7 mm, sometimes mottled brown-black. Lower sepal saccate or conical, spur 8-20 mm long, curved. Anterior petal broad, orbicular, 10-14 x 17-19 mm, crested, apex bibbed. Capsule erect, 23-35 mm long, puberulous. Seed ovoid, 2.2-2.5 mm long, rugose.

    Fl. Per.: July-August.

    Type: Described from Nepal, Wallich (K).

    Distribution: Temperate Himalayas from Kumoan eastward to Bhutan and Central Nepal.

    Not common. Also reported from Dir area (Duthie’s List of Chitral Plants). Found in forests from 2200-3000 m.


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