1. Family: Balsaminaceae A.Rich.
    1. Genus: Impatiens Riv. ex L.
      1. Impatiens miniata Grey-Wilson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa (Mt. Elgon).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Straggling perennial herb 0.5–1.5 m. tall; stems moderately branched, often rooting at the lower nodes, sparsely or densely pubescent towards the apex, glabrescent below.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged; petiole 8–23 mm. long; lamina ovate or elliptic, 2–6 cm. long, 1.2–3.5 cm. broad, the apex acute or shortly acuminate, the base ± abruptly cuneate, pubescent on both surfaces; lateral veins 7–9 pairs; margin crenate-denticulate or serrulate, with several, ± 1 mm. long, fimbriae at the base.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary or in pairs, spur bright red or scarlet, petals pale yellow or green.
    Bracts
    Bracts linear-lanceolate, basal, 1–2 mm. long, inconspicuous.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 1.8–5.5 cm. long, slender, pubescent.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate or narrowly triangular, 4–6 mm. long, acute, sparsely pubescent or glabrous. Lower sepal narrowly bucciniform, 5–10 mm. long, gradually tapering into an incurved spur, 17–21 mm. in length overall, the tip rounded, glabrous or sparsely pilose in the lower half.
    Corolla
    Dorsal petal 5–8 mm. long, 3–6 mm. broad, cucullate, dorsally shallowly crested, the crest terminating in a short acute point. Lateral united petals 6–9 mm. long, the upper petal somewhat larger than the lower; upper petal ovate or oblong, 4–5 mm. long, 3–5 mm. broad; lower petal oblong, 3–4 mm. long, 3–4.5 mm. broad.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit narrowly fusiform, 9 mm. long and 2 mm. broad.
    Figures
    Figs. 4/64, p. 8; 10, p. 67.
    Habitat
    In moist, deeply shaded, montane forest, sometimes on forest fringes or in bamboo thickets; 2850–3700 m.
    Distribution
    known only from Mt. Elgon K3 U3

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Uganda

    Impatiens miniata Grey-Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1975 Thomas, A.S. [Th. 510.], Uganda K000419533 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 33: 645 (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. 197, fig. 141 (1980).
    • Grey-Wilson in Kew Bulletin 33: 645 (1979)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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