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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial or sometimes annual herb to 50–70 cm. tall; stems ± upright, simply or moderately branched, sparsely to densely glandular-pubescent, with 0.5–0.75 mm. long glandular hairs, especially towards the shoot apices.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged, rarely subopposite, rather thin, pale green veined and tinged crimson-purple beneath; petiole 1–4.5 cm. long, finely glandular-pubescent; lamina ovate to oblong-lanceolate or oblong, 5–12 cm. long, 3–6.5 cm. broad, the apex acute, sometimes ± acuminate, the base cordate, rounded or ± truncate; scattered pubescent above, with a few hairs on the midrib and main veins beneath; margin coarsely crenate-dentate to denticulate; lateral veins 5–11 pairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 3–6-flowered subumbellate raceme; flowers pink or violet.
    Peduncles
    Peduncle 5.5–8 cm. long, finely glandular-pubescent.
    Bracts
    Bracts linear-lanceolate, 2–3 mm. long, acute.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 16–20 mm. long, slender.
    Calyx
    Lower sepal obliquely and narrowly navicular, 7 mm. long, 5 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 20–45 mm. long, slender filiform somewhat coiled spur, sparsely glandular-pubescent throughout. Lateral sepals asymmetrically ovate, 2–2.5 mm. long, obtuse, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Lateral united petals 15–22 mm. long, unequal; upper petal oblong-oblanceolate, 9–15 mm. long, 2–5 mm. broad, with a slight emargination toward the tip along the upper margin; lower petal transversely ovate or oblong, 8–12 mm. long, 4–9 mm. broad, distally drawn out along the inner margin into a 5–8 mm. long, 2–4 mm. broad, ligulate appendage. Dorsal petal shallowly cucullate, ± 6 mm. long and 5 mm. broad, dorsally with a narrow crest.
    Ovary
    Ovary sparsely glandular-pubescent.
    Fruits
    Immature fruit narrowly fusiform, 8–9 mm. long, 3 mm. broad, sparsely glandular-pubescent.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Other Data

    Impatiens percordata Grey-Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 33: 646 (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.: 99 (1980).
    • Grey-Wilson in Kew Bulletin 33: 646 (1979)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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