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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
Herb,? annual, 15–30 cm. tall; stems upright to decumbent, rooting at the lower nodes, sparingly branched, finely pubescent when young but gradually glabrescent.
Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged, dark green above, pale greyish green beneath; petiole 5–12 mm. long, sparsely pubescent; lamina broadly ovate, 1.5–2.8 cm. long, 1.2–2.2 cm. broad, the base rounded to ± truncate, the apex subacute, pubescent on both surfaces; lateral veins 3–4(–5) pairs; margin finely crenulate-serrate.
Flowers
Flowers axillary, solitary, epedunculate, pale pink.
Bracts
Bracts linear-lanceolate, ± 2 mm. long, inconspicuous, sparsely pubescent.
Pedicel
Pedicels 2.2–2.8 cm. long, slender, pubescent.
Calyx
Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate, ± 2 mm. long, acute, pubescent all over. Lower sepal narrowly and obliquely navicular, ± 5 mm. long, rather abruptly constricted into a 1.1–1.3 cm. long filiform spur, gradually tapering and incurved to the tip, sparsely pubescent overall.
Corolla
Dorsal petal 5–6 mm. long, 2–3 mm. broad, shallowly cucullate, dorsally with a shallow crest, pubescent towards the base and along the crest. Lateral united petals 12–14 mm. long, the upper petal of each pair ± one-third the size of the lower; upper petal oblong-elliptical, ± 7 mm. long and 3.5 mm. broad, slightly apiculate; lower petal transversely broadly ovate, ±11 mm. long, and 7.5 mm. broad, with an emargination along the inner margin.
Ovary
Ovary finely pubescent.
Fruits
Fruit fusiform, 8 mm. long, pointed at the tip, pubescent.
Figures
Fig. 3/32, p. 6.
Habitat
Mist forest; 1200 m.
Distribution
known only from the type T6

Native to:

Tanzania

Impatiens saliensis G.M.Schulze appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 73: 461 (1944)

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 Kew Bulletin 35: 190 (1980).
  • Grey-Wilson, Impat. Afr.: 137, fig. 80 (1980)
  • G.M. Schulze in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 73: 461 (1944).

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