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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Epiphytic perennial to 0.5 m. tall, glabrous; stems becoming rather woody below, zig-zag above.
Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged, rather thick in texture, dark green above, paler beneath; petiole 5–12 mm. long; lamina broadly to narrowly elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, 5.4–10.5 cm. long, 1.7–3.2 cm. broad, the apex acute-acuminate, the base ± cuneate; lateral veins 4–6 pairs, rather inconspicuous; margin with a few small well-spaced serrate teeth, and 1–3(–4) pairs of dark glands, ± 1 mm. long, near the base.
Flowers
Flowers solitary, scarlet, epedunculate.
Bracts
Bracts subulate, ± 2 mm. long, inconspicuous.
Pedicel
Pedicels 2.7–4.2 cm. long, slender.
Calyx
Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate or narrow-triangular, ± 2.5 mm. long, acute. Lower sepal bucciniform, 9–10 mm. long, gradually narrowed and incurved into the spur, 34–38 mm. long overall, acute at tip.
Corolla
Dorsal petal 8–9 mm. long, 5 mm. broad, cucullate, dorsally with a broad crest ending in a short obtuse point. Lateral united petals 10–11 mm. long, the 2 petals equal in size; upper petal obovate, ± 7 mm. long and 4–5 mm. broad, apiculate; lower petal obovate-oblong, ± 7 mm. long and 3.5–4 mm. broad, apiculate.
Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Fruits
Fruit unknown.
Figures
Fig. 4/65, p. 8.
Habitat
Upland rain-forest, epiphytic on mossy tree trunks; ± 1500 m.

Native to:

Uganda, Zaïre

Impatiens paucidentata De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Pl. Bequaert. 1: 363 (1922)

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

  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Grey-Wilson, Impat. Afr.: 198, fig. 142 (1980).
  • Wilczek & Schulze in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 406 (1960).
  • De Wild., Pl. Bequaert. 1: 363 (1922).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0