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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
Low perennial herb with a thin creeping rootstock; stems weak, procumbent or ascending, 20–30 cm. long, rooting at the lower nodes.
Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged; petiole 1.2–4 cm. long, slender, usually glabrous; lamina ovate or ± deltate, 1.5–6 cm. long, 1.6–3.4 cm. broad, the apex acute or somewhat acuminate, the base abruptly cuneate, glabrous on both surfaces or with a few short hairs along the midrib and lateral veins above; lateral veins 3–4 pairs; margin crenate-crenulate.
Flowers
Flowers solitary, epedunculate, rose-pink or mauvish.
Bracts
Bracts subulate, 1–1.5 mm. long, inconspicuous.
Pedicel
Pedicels 20–30 mm. long, slender, glabrous.
Calyx
Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate, ± 3 mm. long, acute. Lower sepal narrowly navicular, 7–8 mm. long, abruptly constricted into a 14–26 mm. long slender curved filiform spur.
Corolla
Lateral united petals 13–14 mm. long; upper petal oblong or ± oval, 9–12 mm. long, 4–6 mm. broad; lower petal 2-lobed, the upper lobe oblong to suborbicular, 6–7 mm. long, 3–5 mm. broad, the lower lobe 8–10 mm. long, 2 mm. broad, ligulate. Dorsal petal obovate, ± 9 mm. long, 9 mm. broad, dorsally with a narrow crest.
Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Fruits
Fruit narrowly fusiform, ± 8 mm. long, 2 mm. broad, glabrous.
Figures
Fig. 3/36, p. 6.
Habitat
Growing in upland rain-forest, along stream and tracksides, often trailing over mossy roots and rocks; 1200–2000 m.
Distribution
T6

Native to:

Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Tanzania 31230.000

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 73: 463 (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.: 143, fig. 86 (1980).
  • G.M. Schulze in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 73: 463 (1944).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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