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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Procumbent to decumbent, weak-stemmed, perennial rarely more than 20 cm. tall; stems glabrous, rooting at the lower nodes.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged; petiole (0.3–)0.9–4 cm. long, slender; lamina ovate-rhombic, (1.2–)1.8–4.5 cm. long, (0.9–)1.2–4 cm. broad, the base ± truncate, the apex acuminate, acute, glabrous beneath but with a few hairs on the midrib and lateral veins above; lateral veins 3–5 pairs; margin crenate-serrate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 3–4-flowered pseudoumbellate raceme; flowers white or pale pink.
    Peduncles
    Peduncle 1.9–3.5 cm. long, slender, glabrous.
    Bracts
    Bracts subulate, 2–3 mm. long.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 8–15 mm. long, slender, patent but becoming pendent in fruit.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate, ± 2 mm. long, acute. Lower sepal shallowly navicular, 3–4 mm. long, abruptly constricted into a 7–9 mm. long curved filiform spur, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Dorsal petal ± 3.5–4 mm. long and 3 mm. broad, semi-cucullate, dorsally with a narrow crest terminating in a short acute point. Lateral united petals 7–8 mm. long; upper petal of each pair narrow oblong-reniform, 3–4 mm. long, 1–1.5 mm. broad; lower petal of each pair transversely.semi-elliptic or oblong, 3–3.5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. broad, distally drawn out into a 3–3.5 × 0.75–1 mm. ligulate appendage.
    Ovary
    Ovary pubescent in the centre.
    Fruits
    Fruits broadly fusiform, 7–8 mm. long, 3–4 mm. broad, pubescent in the central part.
    Figures
    Fig. 2/13, p. 4.
    Habitat
    In densely forested areas, particularly in bogs, along stream margins and on mossy rocks; 1300–2000 m.
    Distribution
    U2

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

    Impatiens bequaertii De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bridson [373], Rwanda 41498.000

    First published in Pl. Bequaert. 1: 355 (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

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Grey-Wilson, Impat. Afr.: 102, fig. 44h–p (1980).
    • Wilczek & Schulze in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 425 (1960).
    • De Wild., Pl. Bequaert. 1: 355 (1922).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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