1. Family: Balsaminaceae A.Rich.
    1. Genus: Impatiens Riv. ex L.
      1. Impatiens cribbii (Grey-Wilson) 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
    Glabrous herbaceous perennial to 1.5 m. tall though often less; stems erect, simple or with a few short branches in the lower half, fleshy, up to 1 cm. in diameter.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged, crowded towards the shoot apices, dark green above but pale green beneath, sessile or with a petiole 5–10 mm. long; lamina linear-elliptic to linear-oblanceolate, 4.7–17 cm. long, 0.5–2.2 cm. broad, cuneate at the base, the apex subacute to acute or somewhat acuminate; lateral veins 7–9 pairs, oblique; margin shallowly serrate to serrulate.
    Flowers
    Flowers in axillary fascicles of 2–7, rarely solitary, epedunculate or borne on a very short 1–3 mm. long peg, bright orange red, often with yellowish or greenish undertones.
    Bracts
    Bracts linear-subulate, 2–3 mm. long.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels slender, 3–4.7 cm. long, ascending or horizontal in flower but becoming pendent in fruit.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals 2, ovate, 4–5 mm. long, 2–3.5 mm. broad, shortly apiculate. Lower sepal broadly bucciniform to saccate, (10–)12–17 mm. long, 23–30 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a short thick spur 7–11 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Dorsal petal cucullate, 10–14 mm. long, 9–12 mm. broad, with a shallow entire crest running the full length of the petal. Lateral united petals 12–16 mm. long; upper petal of each pair suborbicular to oblong, 6.5–8 mm. long, 7–7.5 mm. broad, entire; lower petal oblong, 5–8.5 mm. long, 4–5.5 mm. broad, usually slightly apiculate at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit fusiform, 15–22 mm. long, 4–8 mm. broad.
    Habitat
    In moist, rather exposed, grassy places; 2100–2850 m.
    Distribution
    T7 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Impatiens cribbii (Grey-Wilson) Grey-Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Cribb [10764], Tanzania K000419526 holotype
    Cribb [10764], Tanzania K000419527 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 35: 174 (1980)

    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 Kew Bulletin 35: 174 (1980).

    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 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    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/
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