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  Impatiens macrocarpa
 
  Family: BALSAMINACEAE
  Citation:  Impatiens macrocarpa 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: 176. 1997; N.C. Rathakr. et al. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 549. 2005.
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  Description: Small shrub with spreading branches. Leaves opposite at base, in whorls of 3-5 above, obovate-oblanceolate, serrulate at margin, 8-10 cm long; petioles 3-5 cm long. Pedicels 3.5-5 cm long, 5-8 cm in fruit, stout, decurved. Flowers solitary or 2-nate, white with mauve. Lateral sepals ovate, cuspidate-acuminate, 4-6 mm long, coriaceous. Lip cymbiform, ca 6 mm long; spur stout, incurved, ca 1.2 cm long. Standard obcordate-reniform, cuspidate, 1.5-2 cm across. Wings sessile, stout, 2-lobed; basal lobe oblong-obovate, spreading or recurved; distal lobe oblong, erect, smaller. Capsules obliquely obovoid, beaked, 1.5-2 cm long, many seeded; seeds ca 5 mm long, granulate, chestnut-coloured.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude: -1800
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