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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Uluguru Mountains).

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Creeping perennial, sparingly branched, glabrous; stems decumbent to erect, 30–40 cm. tall, rooting at the lower nodes.
Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged; petiole 4–30 mm. long, slender; lamina ovate to rhombic-ovate, 1.8–6.5 cm. long, 1.6–4.3 cm. broad, subacute, the base subrounded to somewhat attenuate; lateral veins 3–5 pairs; margin crenate to crenate-serrate with several short (1–2 mm. long) fimbriae towards the base.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a 1–3-flowered axillary subumbellate raceme; flowers dark pinkish red with a whitish spur.
Peduncles
Peduncle 19–30 mm. long, erect.
Bracts
Bracts 2–3, linear-lanceolate, 3–5 mm. long, acute.
Pedicel
Pedicels 18–30 mm. long, slender, becoming deflexed in fruit.
Calyx
Lateral sepals ovate, 4–5 mm. long, 3 mm. broad, subacute, asymmetrical. Lower sepal narrowly navicular, 10–11 mm. long, 3–4 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 50–60 mm. long, curved filiform spur which tapers gradually towards the tip.
Corolla
Dorsal petal obcordate, 16–18 mm. long, 14–22 mm. broad, dorsally with a narrow crest. Lateral united petals 20–22 mm. long; upper petal of each pair narrow-obcordate, 15–17 mm. long, 10–12 mm. broad, often slightly apiculate; lower petal asymmetrically obovate, 18–20 mm. long, 9–11 mm. broad, distally with a slight emargination along the inner margin.
Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Fruits
Fruit and seeds unknown.
Figures
Fig. 2/16, p. 4.
Habitat
In dense upland rain-forest, often creeping over rocks; 900–1300 m.
Distribution
T6 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Impatiens humifusa G.M.Schulze appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 73: 465 (1944)

Accepted by

  • Grey-Wilson, C. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Balsaminaceae: 1-76.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Grey-Wilson, C. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Balsaminaceae: 1-76.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Grey-Wilson, Impat. Afr.: 107, figs. 48,49 (1980).
  • G.M. Schulze in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 73: 465 (1944).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0