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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General 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.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts linear-subulate, 2–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels slender, 3–4.7 cm. long, ascending or horizontal in flower but becoming pendent in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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

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).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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