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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Spreading much-branched glabrous perennial to 1.5 m. tall; stems sometimes rooting at the lower nodes.
Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged, rarely in pseudowhorls of 2–3, often tending to be crowded towards the stem tops; petiole 0.5–3.8 cm. long, slender; lamina ovate, elliptic or lanceolate, 3–8.5(–14) cm. long, 1.9–4.2(–6) cm. broad, acute or acuminate, the base slightly attenuate; lateral veins 4–7 pairs; margin crenate-dentate, the lowermost teeth filiform and 2–3 mm. long.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a 3–many-flowered subumbellate raceme, the flowers magenta, mauvish or pale pink, often with a whitish centre.
Peduncles
Peduncle 2–8 cm. long, slender, suberect.
Bracts
Bracts linear-lanceolate, 1–3 mm. long, acute.
Pedicel
Pedicels 13–18 mm. long.
Calyx
Lateral sepals ovate-lanceolate, 2–3 mm. long, subacute. Lower sepal navicular, 6–8 mm. long, 2.5–3 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 25–29 mm. long curved filiform spur, slightly swollen at the tip.
Corolla
Dorsal petal suborbicular, 6–8 mm. long, 9–11 mm. broad, slightly emarginate, dorsally with a narrow crest terminating in a short acute point. Lateral united petals 12–15 mm. long, the upper and lower petals of each pair almost equal in size and shape; upper petal obovate, 7–8 mm. long, 4.5–5.5 mm. broad, entire; lower petal obovate, 7–9 mm. long, 4–5 mm. broad, entire.
Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Fruits
Fruit fusiform, 10–12 mm. long, 2–3 mm. broad.
Figures
Fig. 2/4, p. 4.
Habitat
In wet shaded places in upland rain-forest and at forest margins; 1350–2200 m.
Distribution
T6 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Impatiens hamata Warb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Drummond [1529], Tanzania 31287.000

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 22: 52 (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 in Impat. Afr.: 82, fig. 23 (1980).
  • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 123 (1909).
  • Warb. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 22: 52 (1895).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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