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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
Small to straggling perennial with stems up to 3 m. in length, though usually far less, often only 15–20 cm. long, procumbent or erect, moderately branched, often red tinged.
Leaves
Leaves in verticils of 3–7, sometimes opposite, deep green above, pale green beneath; petiole (0.7–)1–4.5 cm. long, with several ± 1–2 mm. long fimbriae towards the top; lamina ovate, elliptic or oblong, 2.5–13(–15) cm. long, 1.2–4(–4.8) cm. broad, the base cuneate, the apex acute-acuminate, glabrous or finely pubescent on both surfaces; lateral veins 4–8 pairs, prominent beneath; margin ± serrate, the basal teeth slender.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a 1–5(–6)-flowered subumbellate raceme; flowers scarlet or sealing-wax red.
Peduncles
Peduncle 0.8–5(–6.2) cm. long, ± upright, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
Bracts
Bracts linear-lanceolate, 3–4 mm. long, acute, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, crowded, usually many more than the number of flowers in the inflorescence.
Pedicel
Pedicels 1.6–3.2 cm. long, slender, generally glabrous.
Calyx
Lateral sepals 2, linear-lanceolate, 3–5 mm. long, acute, glabrous. Lower sepal narrowly bucciniform, 8–14 mm. long, gradually tapering into an incurved spur, 22–29 mm. in length overall, the spur-tip swollen, rounded.
Corolla
Dorsal petal 8–11 mm. long, 4–7 mm. broad, cucullate, dorsally with a narrow crest terminating in a short acute point. Lateral united petals 10–14 mm. long, the upper petal of each pair slightly smaller than the lower; upper petal transversely oblong, 6–8 mm. long, 3–5 mm. broad, the apex shortly apiculate; lower petal oblong, 7–9 mm. long, 4–5 mm. broad, apiculate along the inner margin.
Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Fruits
Fruit unknown.
Figures
Fig. 4/56, p. 8.
Habitat
In humid generally deeply shaded places, often rather mossy, in upland rain-forest and elfin forest, occasionally on fallen trees or in more exposed positions; 1600–2550 m.
Distribution
known only from the Uluguru Mts. T6

Native to:

Tanzania

Impatiens ulugurensis Warb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Drummond [1556], Tanzania 31293.000
Drummond, R.B. [1649] 38680.000
Polhill [4929], Tanzania 47330.000
Tanzania Impatiens schliehenii 31226.000
Tanzania Impatiens schliehenii 31267.000

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 22: 50 (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.: 185, figs. 122, 123h–p, pl. 42 (1980).
  • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 102 (1909).
  • Warb. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 22: 50 (1895).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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