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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Erect annual 14–45 cm. tall; stems simple or moderately branched, mainly in the lower half, succulent and rather delicate, glabrous, pale green or reddish.
Leaves
Leaves opposite, rarely ternate; petiole 0.8–4 cm. long, slender, glabrous; lamina ovate to ovate-elliptic or lanceolate-elliptic, 3.3–6.5 cm. long, 2.2–4.5 cm. broad, the base rounded to subtruncate or somewhat attenuate into the petiole, the apex acuminate, sparsely pubescent or glabrous above, glabrous beneath; lateral veins 4–5 pairs; margin serrate-crenate, rather coarse, the lowermost teeth generally filiform and 1–1.5 mm. long.
Flowers
Flowers axillary, solitary or in pairs, pale pink or whitish with a white lower sepal and spur, the upper lateral petals with a conspicuous elongated magenta or purplish blotch.
Bracts
Bracts linear, 1–2 mm. long, inconspicuous.
Pedicel
Pedicels very slender, 1.4–3 cm. long.
Calyx
Lateral sepals narrowly ovate, 2–3 mm. long. Lower sepal obliquely navicular, 6.5–7 mm. long, 4–5 mm. deep, somewhat constricted into a broad slightly curved spur, 2–2.5 mm. long.
Corolla
Dorsal petal semi-cucullate, 7–7.5 mm. long, 7–8 mm. broad (when flattened). Lateral united petals 14–17 mm. long, with a short 2–2.5 mm. long filiform appendage inserted opposite the sinus of the upper and lower lateral petals and extending backwards into the lower sepal; upper petal of each pair narrowly triangular, 7–9 mm. long, 3–4.5 mm. broad, obtuse; lower petal unevenly bilobed, 11–12 mm. long overall, the upper lobe suborbicular, 2–3.5 mm. long, 2–3.5 mm. broad, the lower lobe ligulate, broadening somewhat towards the base, 7–8 mm. long, 2–3 mm. broad.
Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Fruits
Fruit fusiform, ± 9 mm. long, glabrous.
Figures
Fig. 3/53, p. 6.
Habitat
Upland rain-forest, on riverside rocks, or on moist rocks or beneath overhangs on exposed mountain ridges; 1000–1400 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T6 T7

Native to:

Tanzania

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

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 73: 466 (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 in Kew Bulletin 35: 181, fig. 3 (1980).
  • Grey-Wilson, Impat. Afr.: 179, fig. 117 (1980)
  • G.M. Schulze in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 73: 466 (1944).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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