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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central & E. DR Congo to SW. Uganda.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Low procumbent or rather straggling perennial; stems thin, rooting at the lower nodes, to 40(–50) cm. long, though often less, simple or sparsely branched, glabrous or finely pubescent at first, but soon becoming glabrescent.
Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged; petiole (0.1–)0.4–2.1 cm. long, slender; lamina elliptical to ovate-lanceolate or broadly ovate, 1.5–6.2 cm. long, 0.8–2.7 cm. broad, the base rounded or somewhat attenuate, the apex acute or acuminate, glabrous or sometimes sparsely pubescent above and/or beneath; lateral veins 4–8 pairs; margin crenulate or ± denticulate.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a 2–4-flowered subumbellate raceme; flowers small, pale pink or violet-pink.
Peduncles
Peduncle (0.5–)0.7–2.8 cm. long, slender, glabrous.
Bracts
Bracts linear-lanceolate to subulate, 2–4 mm. long, glabrous.
Pedicel
Pedicels 1–1.6 cm. long, slender, glabrous.
Calyx
Lateral sepals 2, linear-lanceolate, ± 3 mm. long, acute. Lower sepal shallowly navicular, 4–6.5 mm. long, abruptly constricted into a 6–13 mm. long slender curved filiform spur, scarcely or not swollen at the tip, glabrous throughout.
Corolla
Dorsal petal 4–5 mm. long, 2.5–3.5 mm. broad, semi-cucullate, dorsally with a narrow crest terminating in a short semi-acute point. Lateral united petals 10–15 mm. long; upper petal of each pair narrow oblong-reniform, 5–6 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. broad, entire; lower petal of each pair suborbicular to broadly elliptical, 8–11 mm. long, 4.5–6 mm. broad, rather asymmetrical, distally drawn out into a short obtuse appendage.
Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Fruits
Fruit narrowly fusiform, ± 8 mm. long and 2 mm. broad.

Native to:

Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

Impatiens mildbraedii Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bridson [197], Rwanda 41493.000

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 43: 120 (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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Grey-Wilson, Impat. Afr.: 103 (1980).
  • Wilczek & Schulze in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 426 (1960).
  • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 538 (1948).
  • G.M. Schulze in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 12: 740 (1935).
  • Gilg in Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition 1907-1908, 2 (Botanik) p. 482, t. 65A–C (1912).
  • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 120 (1909)

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