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211. Impatiens fissicornis Maximowicz, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada. 11: 87. 1890.

裂距凤仙花 lie ju feng xian hua

?Impatiens fissicornis var. grandiflora E. Pritzel; ?I. fissicornis var. henryi E. Pritzel.

Plants annual, 40-90 cm tall. Stem erect, slender, branched in upper part of stem. Leaves alternate; petioles of lower leaves longer, gradually shorter in upper leaves; leaf blade ovate-oblong or ovate-lanceolate, 4-7 × 2-3 cm, often few ciliate basal glands, base cuneate, margin coarsely crenate, teeth mucronulate, apex caudate-acuminate. Inflorescences in upper leaf axils, 1-flowered; peduncles 3-4 cm. Pedicels bracteate above middle; bracts narrowly lanceolate. Flowers yellow or orange-yellow. Lateral sepals 2, subovate-orbicular, apex mucronulate. Lower sepal brown spotted, saccate, narrowed into a hooked spur; spur short, 2-lobed; tip acute. Upper petal suborbicular, ca. 1.5 cm in diam., apex rostellate, abaxial midvein broadly thickened, cristate; lateral united petals clawed, 2-lobed; basal lobes oblong, smaller, apex with a filamentous long hair; distal lobes dolabriform, large, 2.5-3 cm, apex acute. Anthers obtuse. Capsule elliptic. Fl. Aug-Sep.

● Forests, shaded moist places in valleys; 1200-2100 m. Gansu, Hubei, Shaanxi.


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