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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Perennial with thin rather fleshy roots supporting a crown from which arises 1(–2) shoots; stem 3–8(–20) cm. long, mostly below ground, unbranched, supporting a rosette of leaves at or near ground level, glabrous or subglabrous.
Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged, but set close together with very reduced internodes (often not more than 1–2 mm. long), sessile or subsessile, lowermost leaves often smaller than the upper; lamina oblong to elliptic-oblong or oblanceolate, (4.5–)5.5–18 cm. long, (1.8–)2.5–6 cm. broad, the lower often relatively broader and shorter than the upper, the apex obtuse or subobtuse, the base gradually cuneate, glabrous or subglabrous above, finely pubescent on the midrib and veins beneath; lateral veins 7–13 pairs; margin shallowly serrate or crenate.
Flowers
Flowers solitary or in fascicles of 2–3, epedunculate, white or pale pink, the lateral united petals with a yellow boss toward the base in the throat of the flower, the upper lateral petals with a reddish blotch in the centre, the lower sepal generally veined with pink or red.
Bracts
Bracts lanceolate, 2–3 mm. long, acute, inconspicuous.
Pedicel
Pedicels 3.2–9.8 cm. long, slender, finely pubescent or subglabrous, ascending in flower but drooping in fruit.
Calyx
Lateral sepals broadly ovate or cordate, 4.5–8 mm. long, 4–6.5 mm. broad, the apex shortly apiculate. Lower sepal navicular, 12–16 mm. long, 5–7 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a very short 0.75–2 mm. long filiform blunt vestigial spur.
Corolla
Dorsal petal 15–20 mm. long, 10–19 mm. broad, cucullate, dorsally with a narrow crest terminating in a short subacute point. Lateral united petals 23–38 mm. long, the upper of each pair about one-third the size of the lower; upper petal ± oblong, 10–18 mm. long, 5–12 mm. broad; lower oval or suborbicular, 17–28 mm. long, 15–23 mm. broad, with an emargination along the inner margin towards the top.
Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Fruits
Fruit fusiform, 16–20 mm. long, 3.5–6 mm. broad, glabrous.
Figures
Figs. 3/49, p. 6; 9.
Habitat
In open situations in upland grassland, generally in short turf of meadows and banks in undisturbed sites, occasionally on the margins of pine plantations; 2100–3100 m.
Distribution
T7 known only from the Kitulo Plateau

Native to:

Tanzania

Impatiens rosulata Grey-Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1976 Cribb [10761], Tanzania K000419517 holotype
Cribb [10761], Tanzania K000419518 isotype
Cribb [10761], Tanzania K000419519

First published in Kew Bull. 33: 647 (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.: 173, fig. 112, pl. 36 (1980).
  • Grey-Wilson in Kew Bulletin 33: 647 (1979)

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