1. Family: Balsaminaceae A.Rich.
    1. Genus: Impatiens Riv. ex L.
      1. Impatiens apiculata De Wild.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. DR Congo to SW. Uganda.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Straggling moderately branched perennial; stems up to 1.5 m. long, though generally less, often reddish tinged, rooting at the lower nodes, becoming somewhat woody towards the base, 8–9 mm. in diameter, finely pubescent when young but eventually glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or in verticils of 3, often some alternate on the same stem; petiole 1–8 cm. long; lamina ovate to narrowly elliptical, 3–13 cm. long, 1.5–7 cm. broad, the base rounded or somewhat attenuate, the apex acuminate, pubescent on both surfaces, more densely so when young; lateral veins (5–)8–16 pairs; margin crenate-dentate, with several ± 1–2 mm. long fimbriae at the base of the lamina.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a (1–)2–5-flowered subumbellate raceme; flowers bright pink or mauve.
    Peduncles
    Peduncle 1.7–9 cm. long, pubescent.
    Bracts
    Bracts ovate-lanceolate, 7–9 mm. long, acute to acuminate, pubescent, caducous.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels (0.5–)1–3 cm. long, slender, pubescent.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals ovate, 7–9 mm. long, 3–6 mm. broad, apiculate, pubescent. Lower sepal navicular, 14–17 mm. long, 6–7 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 20–45 mm. long curved filiform spur, ± pubescent.
    Corolla
    Dorsal petal 7–12 mm. long, 4–6 mm. broad, semicucullate, ± pubescent along the dorsal crest and towards the base. Lateral united petals 20–35 mm. long; upper petal lanceolate-oblong, 10–13 mm. long, 5–6 mm. broad; lower petal oval, 17–31 mm. long, 12–22 mm. broad, distally with a slight emargination along the inner margin.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit fusiform, ± 13 mm. long and 5 mm. broad, glabrous.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/41, p. 8
    Habitat
    In upland rain-forest, particularly in bamboo thickets or among riverside rocks; 2000–2650 m.
    Distribution
    U2

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Uganda, Zaïre

    Impatiens apiculata De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Pl. Bequaert. 1: 353 (1922)

    Accepted by

    • Grey-Wilson, C. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Balsaminaceae: 1-76.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Grey-Wilson, Impat. Afr.: 151, fig. 92 (1980).
    • Wilczek & Schulze in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 404 (1960).
    • De Wild., Pl. Bequaert. 1: 353 (1922).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0