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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Ulanga District).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect perennial 50–90 cm. tall; stems decumbent below and rooting at the lower nodes, succulent, branched in the basal part but generally unbranched above, pubescent when young.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged; petiole 0.8–3 cm. long, finely pubescent; lamina ovate-lanceolate to ovate or ovate-elliptic, 2.6–8.8 cm. long, 1.7–4.6 cm. broad, the base slightly attenuate into the petiole, the apex acuminate, finely pubescent above and beneath; lateral veins 6–10 pairs; margin finely serrate-dentate to biserrate, the lowermost teeth filiform.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, solitary or in pairs, epedunculate, deep rose pink or rose-magenta, the lateral united petals with a whitish spot towards the base.
    Bracts
    Bracts linear-subulate, 2–3 mm. long, inconspicuous.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels slender, 4.5–5.2 cm. long, pubescent.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals linear, 5–6 mm. long, acute, pubescent. Lower sepal shallowly and obliquely navicular, 10–11 mm. long, abruptly constricted into a 32–43 mm. long filiform spur, pubescent throughout.
    Corolla
    Dorsal petal suborbicular-obcordate, 12–14 mm. long, 17–18 mm. broad, dorsally with a shallow crest terminating in a short acute point, pubescent along the crest. Lateral united petals 19–23 mm. long; upper petal of each pair elliptic-oblong, somewhat asymmetric, 12–14 mm. long, 8–11 mm. broad; lower petal of each pair elliptic-obovate, 12–13 mm. long, 8–10 mm. broad, distally drawn out into a short obtuse triangular appendage, 2–4 mm. long, 2–3 mm. broad.
    Ovary
    Ovary pubescent.
    Fruits
    Fruit narrow-fusiform, 17–21 mm. long, 2–3 mm. broad, slightly pubescent.
    Habitat
    Marshy ground in clearing in upland rain-forest; ± 1300 m.
    Distribution
    T6 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Impatiens paludicola Grey-Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1979 Cribb [11183], Tanzania K000419494 holotype
    Jan 1, 1979 Cribb [11183], Tanzania K000419495 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 35: 187 (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 K.B, 35: 187, figs. 7, 7D (1980).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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    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