1. Family: Balsaminaceae A.Rich.
    1. Genus: Impatiens Riv. ex L.
      1. Impatiens leedalii 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
    Thin-stemmed perennial herb to 1.2 m. tall, though often less; stems erect, glabrous or finely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged; petiole 0.5–6.2 cm. long, slender; lamina ovate to broadly-elliptical or elliptic-oblanceolate, occasionally suborbicular, 4.2–16 cm. long, 2.1–6.5 cm. broad, attenuate into the petiole, the apex obtuse or somewhat acuminate, sparsely pubescent on both surfaces or glabrous above; lateral veins (3–)4–8 pairs; margin strongly crenate or crenate-dentate, with several 1–2 mm. long fimbriae towards the base.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary or in axillary fascicles of 2–4, epedunculate, white or pale pink, the dorsal petal with a crimson-red crest, the upper lateral petal with a reddish blotch in the middle, the lower lateral petal with a yellow boss towards the base.
    Bracts
    Bracts linear-subulate, ± 3 mm. long, inconspicuous.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 4.3–6.0 cm. long, slender, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals 2, oval or ± lanceolate, 8–10 mm. long, 3–5.5 mm. broad, shortly apiculate. Lower sepal obliquely navicular, 16–20 mm. long, 5–9 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 10–15 mm. long straight or slightly curved filiform spur, slightly swollen at the tip, glabrous or sparsely pubescent along the keel.
    Corolla
    Dorsal petal 14–18 mm. long, 11–12 mm. broad, cucullate, dorsally with a rather broad crest terminating in a short acute point. Lateral united petals 34–38 mm. long; upper petal of each pair oblong, 12–14 mm. long, 5–7 mm. broad, apiculate; lower petal transversely oblong or suborbicular, 27–30 mm. long, 17–18 mm. broad, with a slight emargination towards the top along the inner margin.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit and seeds unknown.
    Figures
    Fig. 3/47, p. 6.
    Habitat
    In dense upland rain-forest patches in almost complete shade; 2800–2900 m.
    Distribution
    T7 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Impatiens leedalii Grey-Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1976 Cribb [10770], Tanzania K000419515 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 33: 644 (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.: 169, fig. 108, pl. 34 (1980).
    • Grey-Wilson in Kew Bulletin 33: 644 (1979)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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