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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Epiphytic perennial, sometimes terrestrial, with a thin rhizomatous stock; stems thickened, simple or weakly branched, rooting at the lower nodes, glabrous.
Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged, congested towards the shoot apices; petiole 1.7–5 cm. long, usually with several ± 1 mm. long fimbriae towards the top; lamina ovate or lanceolate to elliptic, (3–)3.5–15.5 cm. long, 1.2–4.5 cm. broad, the apex acute to long-acuminate, the base shortly cuneate, glabrous or pubescent above, glabrous beneath; lateral veins 4–6 pairs; margin shallowly crenate.
Flowers
Flowers solitary or paired, epedunculate, the lower sepal and spur red, the petals pale green or yellowish.
Bracts
Bracts subulate, ± 1–1.5 mm. long, inconspicuous.
Pedicel
Pedicels 3–4.6 cm. long, slender.
Calyx
Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate, 1.5–2.3(–3) mm. long, acute, reflexed. Lower sepal 8–12 mm. long, 17–18 mm. deep, saccate, abruptly constricted into a narrow 8–10 mm. long incurved obtuse-tipped spur.
Corolla
Lateral united petals 9–10 mm. long; upper petal of each pair oblong-rectangular, 5–6 mm. long, 4–5.5 mm. broad, entire; lower petal oval, 3–5 mm. long, 2.5–3 mm. broad, entire. Dorsal petal 9–10 mm. long, 6–7 mm. broad, cucullate.
Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Fruits
Fruit unknown.
Figures
Fig. 4/59, p. 8.

Native to:

Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania

Impatiens keilii Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
La Croix, I.F., Tanzania 58387.000
Polhill, R. [1775], Tanzania Impatiens epiphytica 3731.000
Grey-Wilson, C. [955] Impatiens epiphytica 37261.000

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 43: 106 (1909)

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

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Grey-Wilson, Impat. Afr.: 189, fig. 126, pl. 49 (1980).
  • Wilczek & Schulze in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 407 (1960).
  • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 106 (1909).

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