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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central & E. DR Congo to SW. Uganda.

[FTEA]

Balsaminaceae, C. Grey-Wilson. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1993

Habit
Procumbent to decumbent, weak-stemmed, perennial rarely more than 20 cm. tall; stems glabrous, rooting at the lower nodes.
Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged; petiole (0.3–)0.9–4 cm. long, slender; lamina ovate-rhombic, (1.2–)1.8–4.5 cm. long, (0.9–)1.2–4 cm. broad, the base ± truncate, the apex acuminate, acute, glabrous beneath but with a few hairs on the midrib and lateral veins above; lateral veins 3–5 pairs; margin crenate-serrate.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a 3–4-flowered pseudoumbellate raceme; flowers white or pale pink.
Peduncles
Peduncle 1.9–3.5 cm. long, slender, glabrous.
Bracts
Bracts subulate, 2–3 mm. long.
Pedicel
Pedicels 8–15 mm. long, slender, patent but becoming pendent in fruit.
Calyx
Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate, ± 2 mm. long, acute. Lower sepal shallowly navicular, 3–4 mm. long, abruptly constricted into a 7–9 mm. long curved filiform spur, glabrous.
Corolla
Dorsal petal ± 3.5–4 mm. long and 3 mm. broad, semi-cucullate, dorsally with a narrow crest terminating in a short acute point. Lateral united petals 7–8 mm. long; upper petal of each pair narrow oblong-reniform, 3–4 mm. long, 1–1.5 mm. broad; lower petal of each pair transversely.semi-elliptic or oblong, 3–3.5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. broad, distally drawn out into a 3–3.5 × 0.75–1 mm. ligulate appendage.
Ovary
Ovary pubescent in the centre.
Fruits
Fruits broadly fusiform, 7–8 mm. long, 3–4 mm. broad, pubescent in the central part.
Figures
Fig. 2/13, p. 4.
Habitat
In densely forested areas, particularly in bogs, along stream margins and on mossy rocks; 1300–2000 m.
Distribution
U2

Native to:

Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

Impatiens bequaertii De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bridson [373], Rwanda 41498.000

First published in Pl. Bequaert. 1: 355 (1922)

Accepted by

  • Grey-Wilson, C. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Balsaminaceae: 1-76.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Grey-Wilson, Impat. Afr.: 102, fig. 44h–p (1980).
  • Wilczek & Schulze in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 425 (1960).
  • De Wild., Pl. Bequaert. 1: 355 (1922).

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