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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa (Mt. Elgon).

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Straggling perennial herb 0.5–1.5 m. tall; stems moderately branched, often rooting at the lower nodes, sparsely or densely pubescent towards the apex, glabrescent below.
Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged; petiole 8–23 mm. long; lamina ovate or elliptic, 2–6 cm. long, 1.2–3.5 cm. broad, the apex acute or shortly acuminate, the base ± abruptly cuneate, pubescent on both surfaces; lateral veins 7–9 pairs; margin crenate-denticulate or serrulate, with several, ± 1 mm. long, fimbriae at the base.
Flowers
Flowers solitary or in pairs, spur bright red or scarlet, petals pale yellow or green.
Bracts
Bracts linear-lanceolate, basal, 1–2 mm. long, inconspicuous.
Pedicel
Pedicels 1.8–5.5 cm. long, slender, pubescent.
Calyx
Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate or narrowly triangular, 4–6 mm. long, acute, sparsely pubescent or glabrous. Lower sepal narrowly bucciniform, 5–10 mm. long, gradually tapering into an incurved spur, 17–21 mm. in length overall, the tip rounded, glabrous or sparsely pilose in the lower half.
Corolla
Dorsal petal 5–8 mm. long, 3–6 mm. broad, cucullate, dorsally shallowly crested, the crest terminating in a short acute point. Lateral united petals 6–9 mm. long, the upper petal somewhat larger than the lower; upper petal ovate or oblong, 4–5 mm. long, 3–5 mm. broad; lower petal oblong, 3–4 mm. long, 3–4.5 mm. broad.
Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Fruits
Fruit narrowly fusiform, 9 mm. long and 2 mm. broad.
Figures
Figs. 4/64, p. 8; 10, p. 67.
Habitat
In moist, deeply shaded, montane forest, sometimes on forest fringes or in bamboo thickets; 2850–3700 m.
Distribution
known only from Mt. Elgon K3 U3

Native to:

Kenya, Uganda

Impatiens miniata Grey-Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1975 Thomas, A.S. [Th. 510.], Uganda K000419533 holotype

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. 197, fig. 141 (1980).
  • Grey-Wilson in Kew Bulletin 33: 645 (1979)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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