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  1. Family: Balsaminaceae A.Rich.
    1. Genus: Impatiens Riv. ex L.
      1. Impatiens kentrodonta Gilg

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Glabrous perennial 15–60 cm. tall, forming patches by means of rather thin underground rhizomes; stems erect, usually simple, rooting at the lower nodes.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged, dark green above, pale green beneath; petiole 1.8–4.9 cm. long, often with several ± 1 mm. long fimbriae at the top; lamina elliptical to elliptic-oblong or ovate-elliptic, 3.8–15 cm. long, 1.8–4.9 cm. broad, the base ± cuneate, occasionally subrounded, the apex acuminate, often apiculate; lateral veins 7–10 pairs; margin crenate-dentate, the teeth often rather coarse, 5–12 mm. apart.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary or paired, epedunculate, rose or rose-purple with a whitish spur and whitish pollen.
    Bracts
    Bracts subulate, 2–3 mm. long, inconspicuous.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 3–6.4 cm. long, slender.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals ovate-lanceolate, 4–7 mm. long, 3–4.5 mm. broad, acute. Lower sepal obliquely and narrowly navicular, 12–15 mm. long, 5–7 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 3.2–4.6 cm. long curved filiform spur.
    Corolla
    Dorsal petal suborbicular, 1.2–1.7 cm. long, 1.4–2.1 cm. broad, slightly emarginate at the apex, dorsally with a narrow crest. Lateral united petals 21–26 mm. long; upper petal of each pair oblong-obovate, generally rather asymmetrical, or kidney-shaped, 1.2–2.5 cm. long, 1–1.4 cm. broad; lower petal of each pair broadly oval or obovate, 1.8–2.1 cm. long, 1–1.3 cm. broad, distally with a slight emargination along the inner margin.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit unknown.
    Figures
    Fig. 3/21, p. 6.
    Habitat
    In upland rain-forest, generally in deeply shaded places, on banks and along streams; 1300–2400 m.
    Distribution
    T6 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Impatiens kentrodonta Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Tanzania 31292.000
    Cribb, P. [10338], Tanzania 37194.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 43: 114 (1909)

    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.: 119, fig. 63, pl. 17 (1980).
    • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 114 (1909)

    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