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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Epiphytic or terrestrial perennial; stem to 2 m. long, though usually less, moderately branched, often rooting at the lower nodes and becoming woody below, rufous pubescent on the younger parts but becoming glabrescent eventually.
Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged; petiole (1–)2–22 mm. long; lamina elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate or ovate, 1.8–7(–9) cm. long, 1–2.8 cm. broad, the base shortly acuminate, rufous pubescent above and beneath, or glabrous and somewhat pitted above; lateral veins 6–12 pairs, margin serrulate or crenulate-denticulate.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a 1–4-flowered subumbellate raceme; flowers red or orange-red.
Peduncles
Peduncle 6–15 mm. long, usually pubescent, ± erect.
Bracts
Bracts linear-subulate, 4–5 mm. long, pubescent.
Pedicel
Pedicels 19–26 mm. long, slender, pubescent.
Calyx
Lower sepal bucciniform, ± 8 mm. long, gradually tapering into an incurved spur, 18–24 mm. long overall, rufous pubescent. Lateral sepals narrowly oblong-lanceolate, 4–5 mm. long, subacute, pubescent.
Corolla
Dorsal petal 7–8 mm. long, 4–5 mm. broad, cucullate, dorsally with a narrow crest terminating in a short acute point, finely pubescent on the crest. Lateral united petals 10–11 mm. long; upper petal ± oblong, 5 mm. long and 3.5 mm. broad, entire to slightly emarginate; lower petal oval to oval-elliptic, ± 6 mm. long, 2.5 mm. broad, entire.
Ovary
Ovary pubescent.
Fruits
Fruit fusiform, ± 10 mm. long, 4 mm. broad, pubescent.
Figures
Fig. 4/55, p. 8.

Native to:

Burundi, Rwanda, Zaïre

Impatiens gesneroidea Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bridson [410], Rwanda 41495.000

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 43: 116 (1909)

Accepted by

  • 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.: 183 (1980).
  • Wilczek & Schulze in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 419 (1960).
  • Staner in Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 23: 220 (1933).
  • Gilg in Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition 1907-1908, 2 (Botanik) p. 486, t. 65d–f (1912).
  • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 116 (1909)

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