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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Kenya, NE. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Much-branched perennial to 1.5–2 m. tall or more; stems upright to decumbent, glabrous or the youngest parts pilose, but then soon becoming glabrescent.
Leaves
Leaves in whorls of 3–5, rarely opposite; petiole 7–20 mm. long, slender, with several ± 1 mm. long cilia towards the top and at the base of the lamina; lamina narrowly ovate, lanceolate or elliptic, 3.5–9 cm. long, 1.5–4 cm. broad, apex acute, often shortly acuminate, base shortly cuneate, sparsely pilose above and beneath or glabrous above; lateral veins 5–9 pairs; margin finely serrate-crenate.
Flowers
Flowers 1 to each leaf-axil, pale mauvy pink, reddish pink, pale purple or reddish violet.
Bracts
Bracts subulate, 2–4 mm. long, basal, inconspicuous.
Pedicel
Pedicels 4.4–5 cm. long, slender, sparsely pilose or glabrous.
Calyx
Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate, 4–5 mm. long, acute, sparsely pilose. Lower sepal navicular, 11–13 mm. long, abruptly constricted into a 3–4.5 cm. long curved filiform spur, sparsely pilose, rarely glabrous.
Corolla
Dorsal petals suborbicular, 11–14 mm. long, 18–20 mm. broad, dorsally with a narrow crest, the crest usually somewhat pilose towards the base. Lateral united petals 16–21 mm. long, the upper and lower petals of each pair not usually overlapping; upper petal oblong or obovate, 14–18 mm. long, 8–9 mm. broad, entire or slightly emarginate; lower petal obovate, 15–18 mm. long, 8–11 mm. broad, entire.
Ovary
Ovary densely pilose in the central region.
Fruits
Fruit narrow-fusiform, 17 mm. long, 3 mm. broad, sparsely pilose.
Habitat
In upland rain-forest and on the margins of rivers and swampy areas; 1000–2300 m.
Distribution
K5 T3 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Impatiens raphidothrix Warb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1984 Nyaki [10], Tanzania K000238969
Jan 1, 1976 Cribb [10157], Tanzania K000238952
Jan 1, 1976 Cribb [10092], Tanzania K000238957
Jan 1, 1976 Cribb [10053], Tanzania K000238958
Jan 1, 1975 Hepper, F.N. [5164], Tanzania K000238953
Jan 1, 1973 Mshana, H. [65], Tanzania K000238966
Mar 13, 1972 Renvoize, S.A. [1744], Tanzania K000238965
Tanzania 31279.000
Tanzania 31393.000
Tanzania 38590.000
Tanzania 38607.000
Faulkner, H. [1468], Tanzania 16019.000
Faulkner, H. [1468], Tanzania K000238950
Cribb [10098], Tanzania K000238955
Holst, C. [9084], Kenya K000419474 Unknown type material
Koritschoner, H. [885], Tanzania K000238964
Maas Geesteranus, R.A. [5107], Kenya K000238949
Backeus, I. [1870], Tanzania K000238968
Sangiwa, U. [72], Tanzania K000238967
Jul 7, 1932 s.coll. [765], Tanzania Impatiens zimmermanniana K000238963
Jan 1, 1893 Drummond, R.B. [2140], Tanzania Impatiens zimmermanniana K000238962
Drummond, R.B. [2907], Tanzania Impatiens zimmermanniana K000238960

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 253 (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.: 118, fig. 62 (1980).
  • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 100 (1909).
  • Warb. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 253 (1895).

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