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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Uluguru Mountains).

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Perennial herb to 60 cm. tall; stem sparsely branched, glabrous, rooting at the lower nodes.
Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged; petiole (1–)2.8–12 cm. long, slender, with several 1–2 mm. long stipitate glands towards the top; lamina broadly-ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 5.5–14 cm. long, 3.8–7.2 cm. broad, the base slightly attenuate, the apex subacute, glabrous beneath but with a few short hairs on the midrib and lateral veins above; lateral veins 3–5 pairs; margin shallowly crenate, the teeth 5–10 mm. apart.
Flowers
Flowers solitary, axillary, epedunculate, pink.
Bracts
Bracts linear-lanceolate, 2–3 mm. long, inconspicuous.
Pedicel
Pedicels 7.8–14 cm. long, slender, glabrous.
Calyx
Lateral sepals 2, oblong, 10–11 mm. long, 4–5 mm. broad, apiculate. Lower sepal obliquely and shallowly navicular, 10–12 mm. long, abruptly constricted into a 42–48 cm. long curved filiform spur.
Corolla
Dorsal petal obovate, 15–17 mm. long, 17–19 mm. broad, dorsally with a shallow crest. Lateral united petals 21–24 mm. long; upper petal of each pair narrowly-obovate, 14–22 mm. long, 8–15 mm. broad, somewhat asymmetrical, entire; lower petal of each pair transversely obovate, 15–20 mm. long, 8–15 mm. broad, distally drawn out into a 3–4 mm. long and broad, triangular, obtuse appendage.
Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Fruits
Fruit narrowly fusiform, ±17 mm. long, 3.5 mm. broad, glabrous.
Figures
Fig. 3/37, p. 6.
Habitat
In upland rain-forest; 1400–1500 m.
Distribution
T6 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Impatiens simbiniensis Grey-Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1976 Pócs, T. [6418/0], Tanzania K000419484

First published in Kew Bull. 33: 648 (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.: 144, fig. 87 (1980).
  • Grey-Wilson in Kew Bulletin 33: 648 (1979)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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