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This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is N. Malawi.


Balsaminaceae, E. Launert. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Usually much-branched perennial shrubby herb, up to 1 m. high or more; stems succulent, older ones woody (?), reddish or green, pilose on younger parts, even glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged, petiolate; lamina (2·3) 3–10 × (1) 1·5–5 cm., ovate-oblong, ovate or narrowly to broadly elliptic, membranous, intense green on the upper, greyish-green on the lower surface, shortly pilose on both surfaces (more densely so on younger leaves) rarely glabrous, apex acute, usually acuminate, margin crenate-denticulate to serrate-denticulate and usually ciliate towards the base, base cuneate; petiole 0·7–2·5 cm. long, subcanaliculate, somewhat pilose (often densely so when young) or glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary, solitary or in pairs but only one fully developed at a time (as far as known), mauve, the lateral petals (always?) with a purplish blotch, the lateral sepals and the spur usually red; bracts very small, lanceolate-triangular, acute, densely pilose; pedicels up to 3 cm. long, slender, pilose or glabrescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Lateral sepals c. 7 × 2 mm., ovate-oblong, subacute, pilose on the margins; posterior sepal c. 3 × 7 mm., shallowly and obliquely navicular, abruptly constricted into the spur, distally acute, pilose (mainly towards the keel-line) or glabrescent; spur 23–28 mm. long, rather slender, tapering into a bluntish or slightly thickened end, incurved (often incurved in the upper half and straight in the lower one), usually pilose, rarely glabrescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Anterior petal up to 13 × 18 mm. (when flattened), apically retuse to emarginate, distally very narrowly cristate, the crest terminating in a subacute point, glabrous (as far as known); lateral united petals up to 25 mm. long, deeply 2-lobed, glabrous or somewhat hispid outside; anterior lobe c. 15 × 8–10 mm., transversely and broadly semi-elliptic to semi-circular, distally usually somewhat drawn out at the very base and forming a subacute point; posterior lobe c. 13 mm. broad and c. 10 mm. high, broadly ovate to semi-circular (see t. 26 fig. 10).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule not seen in a mature state, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous.

Native to:


Impatiens rubromaculata subsp. schulziana (Launert) Grey-Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1979 Robson, N.K.B. [458], Malawi K000285627
Jan 1, 1975 Pawek, J. [5606], Malawi K000285624
Jan 1, 1974 Pawek, J. [3304], Malawi K000285626
Brass, L.J. [17204], Malawi K000285628
Brummitt, R.K. [11894], Malawi K000285625

First published in Kew Bull. 33: 647 (1979)


Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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