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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
Simple or sparingly branched perennial to 70–80 cm. tall; stems decumbent to erect, finely pubescent, glabrescent below.
Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged; petiole 0.7–3.3 cm. long; lamina ovate, 2.7–6 cm. long, 2–3.7 cm. broad, subacute, the base rounded or subcordate, pubescent above and beneath; lateral veins 5–8 pairs, almost reticulately veined beneath; margin crenate-dentate.
Flowers
Flowers solitary or 2-fascicled, ependuculate, deep rose-lilac.
Bracts
Bracts linear-subulate, ± 3 mm. long, inconspicuous.
Pedicel
Pedicels 4.5–5.2 cm. long, slender, pubescent.
Calyx
Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate, 5–6 mm. long, acute, pubescent mainly along the margin. Lower sepal obliquely navicular, 11–12 mm. long, 3.5–5 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 23–24 mm. long curved filiform spur, finely pubescent throughout.
Corolla
Lateral united petals 25–26 mm. long, the upper petal of each pair slightly smaller than the lower; upper petal oblong-ovate, 13–14 mm. long, 10–11 mm. broad, shortly apiculate; lower petal suborbicular, 16–17 mm. long, 12–14 mm. broad, distally drawn out into a short 3–3.5 × 2.5 mm. appendage. Dorsal petal suborbicular, ± 14 mm. long and 17 mm. broad, emarginate, dorsally with a narrow crest terminating in a short acute point, finely pubescent along the crest and towards the base.
Ovary
Ovary pubescent.
Fruits
Fruit and seeds unknown.
Figures
Figs. 3/29, p. 6; 6, p. 37.
Habitat
In moist shaded places in dense upland rain-forest, sometimes along pathways and tracks, also in bushland or forest patches in upland grassland; 1650–2500 m.
Distribution
T6 known only from the Uluguru Mts.

Native to:

Tanzania

Impatiens lukwangulensis Grey-Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1974 Drummond, R.B. [1510], Tanzania K000419493

First published in Kew Bull. 33: 645 (1979)

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 Impat. Afr.: 130, fig. 104, pl. 20 (1980).
  • Grey-Wilson in Kew Bulletin 33: 645 (1979)

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