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  1. Family: Balsaminaceae A.Rich.
    1. Genus: Impatiens Riv. ex L.
      1. Impatiens polhillii 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
    Glabrous, tuberous rooted, perennial to 1 m. tall.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged; petiole (0.4–)1–4.2 cm. long; lamina ovate to elliptic, 7.5–12 cm. long, 3.3–5.5 cm. broad, the base shortly attenuate, the apex shortly acuminate; lateral veins 6–7 pairs; margin crenate-serrate, the teeth 2–5 mm. apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 2–4-flowered raceme; flowers basically white, the petals veined and dotted all over with pink and the spur orange or reddish brown towards the tip.
    Peduncles
    Peduncle 11–14 cm. long, erect.
    Bracts
    Bracts oblong, 5–6 mm. long, shortly acuminate.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 2–2.7 cm. long, slender, Lateral sepals 4 (2 pairs), the lower pair linear-oblong, 6–7 mm. long, the lower pair ovate or oblong, ± 8 mm. long, obtuse.
    Calyx
    Lower sepal narrowly buciniform, 14–15 mm. long, gradually tapering into a 42–45 mm. long curved spur, ± 10 mm. in diameter near the base, ± 1 mm. diameter at the tip.
    Corolla
    Dorsal petal 13–15 mm. long, 14–16 mm. broad, shallowly cucullate. Lateral united petals 22–27 mm. long; upper petal of each pair oblong, 10–11 mm. long, 4–5 mm. broad, the lower asymmetrically obovate, 23–25 mm. long, 14–20 mm. broad, with a slight emargination along the inner margin towards the top.
    Fruits
    Fruit narrowly fusiform, broadest above the middle and with a 2–3 mm. long beak at the apex, 28–31 mm. long, 4–5 mm. broad.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/43, p. 8.
    Habitat
    In damp, generally semi-shaded, areas, forest margins or amongst scattered trees and shrubs in upland grassland; 1900–2150 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Impatiens polhillii Grey-Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1973 Polhill, R.M. [1749], Tanzania K000419512 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1973 Polhill, R.M. [1749], Tanzania K000419513 isotype

    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.: 160, fig. 101 (1980).
    • Grey-Wilson in Kew Bulletin 33: 646 (1979)

    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/
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