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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Ulanga District).

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Erect perennial 50–90 cm. tall; stems decumbent below and rooting at the lower nodes, succulent, branched in the basal part but generally unbranched above, pubescent when young.
Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged; petiole 0.8–3 cm. long, finely pubescent; lamina ovate-lanceolate to ovate or ovate-elliptic, 2.6–8.8 cm. long, 1.7–4.6 cm. broad, the base slightly attenuate into the petiole, the apex acuminate, finely pubescent above and beneath; lateral veins 6–10 pairs; margin finely serrate-dentate to biserrate, the lowermost teeth filiform.
Flowers
Flowers axillary, solitary or in pairs, epedunculate, deep rose pink or rose-magenta, the lateral united petals with a whitish spot towards the base.
Bracts
Bracts linear-subulate, 2–3 mm. long, inconspicuous.
Pedicel
Pedicels slender, 4.5–5.2 cm. long, pubescent.
Calyx
Lateral sepals linear, 5–6 mm. long, acute, pubescent. Lower sepal shallowly and obliquely navicular, 10–11 mm. long, abruptly constricted into a 32–43 mm. long filiform spur, pubescent throughout.
Corolla
Dorsal petal suborbicular-obcordate, 12–14 mm. long, 17–18 mm. broad, dorsally with a shallow crest terminating in a short acute point, pubescent along the crest. Lateral united petals 19–23 mm. long; upper petal of each pair elliptic-oblong, somewhat asymmetric, 12–14 mm. long, 8–11 mm. broad; lower petal of each pair elliptic-obovate, 12–13 mm. long, 8–10 mm. broad, distally drawn out into a short obtuse triangular appendage, 2–4 mm. long, 2–3 mm. broad.
Ovary
Ovary pubescent.
Fruits
Fruit narrow-fusiform, 17–21 mm. long, 2–3 mm. broad, slightly pubescent.
Habitat
Marshy ground in clearing in upland rain-forest; ± 1300 m.
Distribution
T6 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Impatiens paludicola Grey-Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1979 Cribb [11183], Tanzania K000419494 holotype
Jan 1, 1979 Cribb [11183], Tanzania K000419495 isotype

First published in Kew Bull. 35: 187 (1980)

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 K.B, 35: 187, figs. 7, 7D (1980).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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