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  1. Family: Balsaminaceae A.Rich.
    1. Genus: Impatiens Riv. ex L.
      1. Impatiens confusa Grey-Wilson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Sparingly branched perennial herb to 1.5 m. tall; stems erect or slightly decumbent and then rooting at the lower nodes, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged or in verticils of generally 3–4; petiole 2–12.5 cm. long, slender, with 1–4 pairs of ± 1.5 mm. long stipitate glands at the top immediately below the lamina; lamina broadly ovate to ovate-elliptical, 4.7–13.3 cm. long, 3–7.2 cm. broad, the base slightly attenuate into the petiole, the apex somewhat acuminate, subacute, glabrous or sparsely pubescent above and beneath; lateral veins 3–9 pairs; margin coarsely crenate or ± crenulate.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary, epedunculate, pink, rarely white, with 2 small magenta spots towards the base of the lateral united petals.
    Bracts
    Bracts linear-subulate, 2–3 mm. long, inconspicuous.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 6.4–8.5 cm. long, slender, usually glabrous.
    Calyx
    Lower sepal shallowly navicular, 9–11 mm. long, 3.5–4 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 33–52 mm. long curved filiform spur. Lateral sepals lanceolate-oblong, 4–7 mm. long, obtuse, shortly apiculate.
    Corolla
    Dorsal petal broadly obcordate, 13–15 mm. long, 14–19 mm. broad, dorsally with a narrow crest terminating in a short acute point. Lateral united petals 9–13 mm. long, the upper petal of each pair as large as or slightly larger than the lower petal; upper petal oblong-oval or slightly obcordate, 11–16 mm. long, 7–10 mm. broad, always somewhat emarginate; lower petal transversely oval, 8–12 mm. long, 6–9 mm. broad, distally drawn out into a short 3–4 × 1.5–3 mm. oblong appendage.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit unknown.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Other Data

    Impatiens confusa Grey-Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 33: 642 (1979)

    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 in Impat. Afr.: 140, fig. 88, pl. 27 (1980).
    • Grey-Wilson in Kew Bulletin 33: 642 (1979)

    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 2020. 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 2020. 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