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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Tuberous rooted perennial to 1.25 m. tall, glabrous; stems thin and sappy, rather poorly branched.
Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged; petiole (1.7–)2–4.8 cm. long, with 1–3 pairs of rounded glands towards the top; lamina ovate to oblong or broadly elliptic, 4.5–11(–12.5) cm. long, (2.7–)3–6(–7) cm. broad, the apex acute or acuminate, the base rounded or shortly cuneate; margin crenate-dentate or crenulate; lateral veins 8–12 pairs.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a 2–5(–6)-flowered raceme; flowers dark red.
Peduncles
Peduncle 7–14(–18) cm. long.
Bracts
Bracts oblong to oblong-ovate, 6–9 mm. long, acute or shortly acuminate.
Pedicel
Pedicels 17–24 mm. long, slender.
Calyx
Lateral sepals 4 (2 pairs); upper pair linear-oblong, 8–9 mm. long, 1–2.5 mm. broad, acute; lower pair ovate to ovate– oblong, 7–8 mm. long, 4 mm. broad, subacute or slightly acuminate. Lower sepal bucciniform, 10–14 mm. long, gradually tapering into a 29–40 mm. long, incurved spur, slightly swollen at the tip.
Corolla
Lateral united petals ± 17–18 mm. long; upper petal oblong to oblong-ovate, 6–7 mm. long, 3–4 mm. broad; lower petal broadly and rather obliquely oblong or oblong-elliptic, 11–14 mm. long, 8–10 mm. broad. Dorsal petal ± 10 mm. long and 7 mm. broad, cucullate, scarcely crested.
Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Fruits
Fruit unknown.
Figures
Fig. 4/44, p. 8.
Habitat
In moist shaded places of upland rain-forest, often in dense shrubby or swampy areas, along river and stream margins and in bamboo thickets; 2050–3100 m.
Distribution
K3 K4 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya

Impatiens fischeri Warb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1976 Cribb, P. [10862], Kenya K000332618
Jan 1, 1976 Magogo, F.C. [1551], Kenya K000332616
Jan 1, 1973 Robertson, S.A. [1576], Kenya K000332601
Jan 1, 1961 Verdcourt, B. [2302], Kenya K000332602
Jan 1, 1961 Verdcourt, B. [2986], Kenya K000332603
Jan 1, 1961 Napper, D.M. [1512], Kenya K000332598
Tweedie, E.M. [1969], Kenya 34150.000
Gilbert, M.G. [5802], Kenya K000332591
Robertson, S.A. [1576], Kenya K000332609
Tweedie, D.R. [1969], Kenya K000332599
Whitehead, M.J. [5], Kenya K000332592
Faden, R.B. [1332], Kenya K000332593
Dowson, W.J. [112], Kenya K000332613
Battiscombe, E. [133], Kenya K000332611
Battiscombe, E. [553], Kenya K000332612
Elliot, G.F.S. [8], Kenya K000332604
Fries, C.E. [718], Kenya K000332606
Fries, C.E. [2562], Kenya K000332607
Spjut, R.W. [2945], Kenya K000332615
Hutchins, D.E. [s.n.], Kenya K000332605
Ossent, J.R. [179], Kenya K000332596
Someren, V.G.L. van [5073], Kenya K000332614
Atthis C [1315], Kenya K000332608

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 254 (1895)

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, Impat. Afr.: 162, figs. 102a–j, pl. 32 (1980).
  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 151 (1974).
  • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 496(1958).
  • Chiov., Racc. Bot. Miss. Consol. Kenya: 14 (1935).
  • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 115 (1909).
  • Warb. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 254 (1895).

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