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  1. Family: Balsaminaceae A.Rich.
    1. Genus: Impatiens Riv. ex L.
      1. Impatiens ioides G.M.Schulze

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Uluguru Mountains).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Low perennial herb with a thin creeping rootstock; stems weak, procumbent or ascending, 20–30 cm. long, rooting at the lower nodes.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged; petiole 1.2–4 cm. long, slender, usually glabrous; lamina ovate or ± deltate, 1.5–6 cm. long, 1.6–3.4 cm. broad, the apex acute or somewhat acuminate, the base abruptly cuneate, glabrous on both surfaces or with a few short hairs along the midrib and lateral veins above; lateral veins 3–4 pairs; margin crenate-crenulate.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary, epedunculate, rose-pink or mauvish.
    Bracts
    Bracts subulate, 1–1.5 mm. long, inconspicuous.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 20–30 mm. long, slender, glabrous.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate, ± 3 mm. long, acute. Lower sepal narrowly navicular, 7–8 mm. long, abruptly constricted into a 14–26 mm. long slender curved filiform spur.
    Corolla
    Lateral united petals 13–14 mm. long; upper petal oblong or ± oval, 9–12 mm. long, 4–6 mm. broad; lower petal 2-lobed, the upper lobe oblong to suborbicular, 6–7 mm. long, 3–5 mm. broad, the lower lobe 8–10 mm. long, 2 mm. broad, ligulate. Dorsal petal obovate, ± 9 mm. long, 9 mm. broad, dorsally with a narrow crest.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit narrowly fusiform, ± 8 mm. long, 2 mm. broad, glabrous.
    Figures
    Fig. 3/36, p. 6.
    Habitat
    Growing in upland rain-forest, along stream and tracksides, often trailing over mossy roots and rocks; 1200–2000 m.
    Distribution
    T6

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Impatiens ioides G.M.Schulze appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Tanzania 31230.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 73: 463 (1944)

    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, Impat. Afr.: 143, fig. 86 (1980).
    • G.M. Schulze in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 73: 463 (1944).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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