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  Impatiens cochinica
 
  Family: BALSAMINACEAE
  Citation:  Impatiens cochinica Hook. f., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1911: 355. 1911; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 142(101). 1915; Vivek. et al. in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 133. 1997; N.C. Rathakr. et al. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 535. 2005.
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  Description: Shrub, to 50 cm high, glabrous or puberulous; branches stout. Leaves alternate at base, whorled above and on branches, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, crenate at margin, 6-10 cm long; petioles slender, 2-4 cm long. Pedicels shorter than leaves. Flowers solitary or in fascicles. Lateral sepals ovate-triangled, ca 1 mm long. Lip cymbiform, ca 6 mm long, pubescent; spur slender, incurved, ca 1.8 cm long. Standard orbicular, 2-lobed with a mucro in sinus. Wings ca 8x 8 mm, 2 lobed; lobes broadly obcordate; basal lobe smaller; dorsal auricle rotundate. Capsules ovoid, gibbous, beaked, ca 1.5 cm long, few-seeded; seeds obovoid, ca 2 mm long, pubescent.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): Ernakulam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Along stream sides in shola forests
  Distribution: South India (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude: -600
  Localities: Cochin
   
 
   
 
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