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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
Moderately branched perennial to 1–1.5 m. tall; stems decumbent to erect, often rooting at the lower nodes, finely pubescent but becoming glabrescent, the older stems often rather woody, 3–4 mm. in diameter.
Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged, dark green above, paler beneath; petiole 1–4 cm. long, slender, finely pubescent or glabrous; lamina ovate, 2–5 cm. long, 1.5–3.5 cm. broad, the apex acuminate, acute, the base subtruncate, but often slightly attenuate at the same time, sparsely pubescent above and beneath; lateral veins 4–6 pairs; margin shallowly serrate.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a 1–2-flowered subumbellate raceme; flowers rose-pink.
Peduncles
Peduncle 15–20 mm. long, slender, ± erect, pubescent or glabrous.
Bracts
Bracts 2–3, linear-lanceolate, ± 2 mm. long, acute.
Pedicel
Pedicels 7–14 mm. long, slender.
Calyx
Lower sepal shallowly navicular, 7–8 mm. long, 2.5 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 17–26 mm. long curved filiform spur, finely pubescent or glabrous. Lateral sepals narrow, ovate, 1.5–2 mm. long, subobtuse, glabrous.
Corolla
Dorsal petal suborbicular, 8–9 mm. long, 12–13 mm. broad, emarginate, dorsally with a narrow crest terminating in a short acute point, often finely pubescent along the crest. Lateral united petals 15–16 mm. long, the upper and lower petals of each pair subequal in size and shape; upper petal elliptic-oblong, 12–13 mm. long, 6–7 mm. broad; lower petal elliptic-oblong, 13–14 mm. long, 6–7 mm. broad.
Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Fruits
Fruit and seeds unknown.
Figures
Fig. 2/7, p. 4.
Habitat
In upland rain-forest in deep shade; 1800–2100 m.
Distribution
T6 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Tanzania 47334.000
Polhill, R. [4933], Tanzania 47331.000

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 13: 423 (1936)

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

  • G.M. Schulze in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 13:423 (1936).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
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