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

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Utami, N. 2013. Impatiens kerinciensis (Balsaminaceae), a new species from Sumatra, Indonesia. Kew Bulletin 68: 687. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-013-9468-7

Type
Type: Sumatra, Taman Dewa, Mt Kunyit, KerinciSeblat National Park, 3 June 2008, Wiguna Rahman 347 (holotype BO!).
Habit
Perennial herb, up to c. 13 cm tall; stems decumbent rooting at the lower nodes, pubescent
Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged, 3 – 5 at the end of each branch, petiole c. 2 cm long, slender, pubescent; lamina ovate to elliptic, 1 – 6 × 1 – 3 cm, apex acute, base acute, margin crenate, surfaces pubescent, upper surface green, lower surface purple, lateral veins 3 – 7 pairs
Inflorescences
Infloresecence a 1 – 3-flowered raceme; bracts linear, 1 – 3 mm, pubescent
Flowers
Flowers yellow with a red spot on the two lower petals
Peduncles
Peduncles c. 3.5 cm long
Calyx
Sepals: lateral sepals 2, elliptic – lanceolate, c. 1.5 × 1 cm, pink, hairy on the lower surface; lower sepal deeply navicular, c. 1.5 × 1 cm, constricted into a curved, filiform spur; spur pubescent, c. 1 cm long
Corolla
Petals: dorsal petal cucullate, c. 1.5 × 1.2 cm wide when flattened, with a keel-like crest, pubescent along the crest; lateral petals united, c. 2.5 × 1 cm; upper part of each pair oblong to suborbicular, c. 1.5 × 1 cm, yellow, lower part of each pair ovate to subovate, c. 1.5 × 1 cm, yellow with a red spot, emarginated distally along the inner margin
Ovary
Ovary glabrous
Fruits
Fruit unknown
Figures
Figs 1 – 4.
Distribution
Known only from the type locality, Mt Kunyit, 1,763 m, KerinciSeblat National Park, Sumatra.
Ecology
Growing in montane forest; alt. c. 1763 m.
Conservation
Since this species is only known from one locality at present, a preliminary conservation status of Data Deficient (DD) seems appropriate (IUCN 2001).
Phenology
phenology. Flowering in June.
Note
etymology. The species epithet refers to the collecting locality, Mt Kunyit, KerinciSeblat National Park, Sumatra. notes. There are two Impatiens species collected from Mt Kunyit, KerinciSeblat National Park, Sumatra, I. kunyitensisUtami and I. kerinciensis. I. kerinciensis is a very distinct species by the pubescence on both leaf surfaces, the spur, the dorsal petal, the lateral sepals and the purple lower leaf surface (see Table 1). No other Impatiens species has this combination of characters.

Native to:

Sumatera

Impatiens kerinciensis Utami appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 68: 687 (2013)

Literature

Kew Bulletin

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