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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Uluguru Mountains).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial to 1.75 m. tall, glabrous; stems erect, sparsely branched, becoming rather woody and leafless below, ± 5–6 mm. in diameter at the most.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged; petiole 1.1–5.5 cm. long, slender; lamina lanceolate to lanceolate-elliptical, 8–12.2 cm. long, 3.5–5 cm. broad, the base somewhat attenuate into the petiole, the apex acuminate, acute; lateral veins 7–10 pairs; margin finely serrate-dentate, with many ± 2–3 mm. long fimbriae towards the base and extending on to the upper petiole.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 4–8(–many)-flowered subumbellate raceme, the flowers reddish purple or magenta with a whitish spur.
    Peduncles
    Peduncle erect, 6.8–7.6 cm. long.
    Bracts
    Bracts linear-lanceolate, 2–4 mm. long, subacute.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 1.6–2.5 cm. long, slender, spreading at anthesis but becoming pendent in fruit.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals ovate-lanceolate, ± 2 mm. long, subacute. Lower sepal narrowly navicular, 7–8 mm. long, 2–3 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 3.8–4.2 cm. long curved filiform spur.
    Corolla
    Dorsal petal obovate, 12–12.5 mm. long, 14–16 mm. broad, dorsally with a narrow crest terminating in a short acute point. Lateral united petals 14–15 mm. long; upper petal of each pair ± obovate, 12–13 mm. long, 9–10 mm. broad; lower petal of each pair oblong-elliptical, 13–15 mm. long, 8–9 mm. broad.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit narrowly fusiform, 11–14 mm. long, glabrous.
    Figures
    Fig. 2/5, p. 4.
    Habitat
    In moist places in rather open forest; ± 2250 m.
    Distribution
    T6 known only from the type collection

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Impatiens pseudohamata Grey-Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1976 Cribb [10455], Tanzania K000419445 holotype
    Cribb [10455], Tanzania K000419446 isotype
    Cribb [10455], Tanzania K000419447 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.: 83, fig. 24 (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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