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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Mt. Kilimanjaro).

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Straggling glabrous perennial 30–40 cm. tall; stems well branched, often rooting at the lower nodes.
Leaves
Leaves in verticils of 3–5, rarely opposite; petiole 0.9–3.6 cm. long, slender; lamina ovate or lanceolate, (1.4–)2–10.5 cm. long, (1–) 1.5–5.5 cm. broad, apex acute or shortly acuminate, base shortly cuneate; lateral veins 4–7 pairs; margin crenate-denticulate.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1-flowered; flowers red, the lateral united petals with central yellowish or whitish zones, the spur and dorsal petal sometimes greenish.
Peduncles
Peduncle 2–3.2 cm. long, ± upright.
Bracts
Bracts 1 to each peduncle, subulate, 3.5–4.5 mm. long.
Pedicel
Pedicels 1.7–2.2 cm. long, slender.
Calyx
Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate or narrowly-triangular, 4–6 mm. long, acute or shortly acuminate. Lower sepal narrowly bucciniform, 7–11 mm. long, with a slight constriction in the upper third, but gradually tapering in the distal two-thirds into an incurved spur, 23–29 mm. in length overall, apex rounded.
Corolla
Dorsal petal 8–10 mm. long, 4–6 mm. broad (not flattened), cucullate, dorsally with a narrow crest terminating in a short acute point. Lateral united petals 8–11 mm. long, the upper and lower petals subequal in size; upper petal transversely oblong or elliptic, 4.5–6 mm. long, 3–3.5 mm. broad; lower petal oblong, 5–7 mm. long, 2.5–4 mm. broad.
Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Fruits
Fruit narrowly fusiform, 15 mm. long, 2 mm. broad.
Figures
Fig. 4/57, p. 8.
Habitat
In uplant rain-forest in deep shade, occasionally epiphytic on mossy tree trunks, more rarely growing in exposed upland grassland; 1850–3600 m.
Distribution
T2 known only from Kilimanjaro

Native to:

Tanzania

Impatiens kilimanjari Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1908 Tanzania K000419522 Unknown type material
Grimshaw, J.M. [93960], Tanzania 72232.000

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 21: 398 (1885)

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.: 186, fig. 123a–g, pls. 44, 45 (1980).
  • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 103 (1909).
  • Oliv. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 21: 398 (1885).

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