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41. Impatiens siculifer J. D. Hooker, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat., sér. 4. 10: 246. 1908.

黄金凤 huang jin feng

Plants annual, 30-60 cm tall. Stem slender, simple or few branched. Leaves alternate, usually crowded at upper part of stem, upper leaves subsessile, lower leaves with petiole 1.5-3 cm; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, 5-13 × 2.5-5 cm, setose between teeth, lateral veins 5-11 pairs, base cuneate, margin crenate or coarsely crenate, apex acute or acuminate. Inflorescences in upper leaf axils, racemose, 5-8-flowered. Pedicels slender or stout, bracteate at base; bracts persistent, lanceolate. Flowers yellow or purple, ca. 3 cm deep. Lateral sepals 2, narrowly oblong, ca. 5 mm, membranous, slightly thickening on 1 side, 3-5-veined, apex cuspidate. Lower sepal narrowly funnelform, narrowed into an incurved or recurved, long spur, tip shortly rostellate. Upper petal suborbicular or orbicular, abaxial midvein thickened, narrowly winged; lateral united petals not clawed, 2-lobed; basal lobes subtriangular; distal lobes lorate. Anthers obtuse. Capsule clavate. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Oct-Nov.

● Dense forests, bamboo forests, mixed forests, grasslands on slopes, along canals, moist places; 800-2600 m. Fujian, ?Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan.

1 Leaves adaxially brown-purple, margin coarsely crenate; flowers ca. 2.5 cm; upper petal orbicular.   41c var. mitis
+ Leaves adaxially green, margin crenate; flowers smaller than 2.5 cm; upper petal suborbicular   (2)
2 (1) Flowers yellow; peduncles and pedicels slender.   41a var. siculifer
+ Flowers purple, ca. 1.7 cm; peduncles and pedicels stout.   41b var. porphyrea


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