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  1. Family: Balsaminaceae A.Rich.
    1. Genus: Impatiens Riv. ex L.
      1. Impatiens psychadelphoides Launert

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Balsaminaceae, E. Launert. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Habit
    Herb, up to 1·5 m. high or more; stems erect to decumbent, succulent, branched, younger ones ± densely hairy (usually villous), older ones glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged, petiolate; lamina (2·5) 3·5–8 (11) × (2) 2·5–5 (6) cm., ovate to narrowly elliptic or rarely ovate-lanceolate, membranous, pilose on both surfaces when young, older ones hairy on the lower surface (mainly on the nerves), glabrescent on the upper one, green on the upper, greyish-green or glaucous on the lower surface, apex acute, sometimes acuminate, margin serrate-denticulate and ciliolate towards the base, base cuneate or very rarely rounded; secondary nerves 10–16 pairs; petiole (0·6) 1–2·5 cm. long, canaliculate, ± densely hairy.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary, rarely in fascicles of 2 or 3, axillary, pinkish; bracts up to 3·5 mm. long, lanceolate-triangular or subulate, acute, usually densely hairy.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 4–6 (7) cm. long, usually densely hairy.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals 4–7 × 2–3·5 mm., ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate-triangular, ± acute, pilose, rarely glabrous; posterior sepal 9–18 × c. 3·5 mm. (excluding the spur), obliquely navicular, abruptly constricted into the spur, distally caudate, ± densely pilose all over, rarely glabrescent; spur up to 3·5 cm. long, usually incurved, rarely straight, rather slender, narrowly conical in the upper, cylindrical in the lower half, with the end bluntish or rarely slightly thickened, pilose.
    Corolla
    Anterior petal up to 15 × 20 mm. (when flattened), dorsally with a very narrow crest, apically mucronulate, pilose especially along the crest; lateral pair of united petals up to 33 mm. long, deeply 2-lobed, usually glabrous; anterior lobe large and showy, up to 15 × 25 mm., very broadly obovate to transversely semi-elliptic, with the upper edge entire, distally usually ± emarginate towards the base; posterior lobe much smaller, 1/5–1/6 the size of the anterior one, semi-obovate to subcircular, with the upper edge rounded and sometimes somewhat mucronulate (see t. 26 fig. 9).
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Capsule up to 2 cm. long, fusiform, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, c. 2·8 × 1·75 mm., reddish-brown, with a densely papillose surface, obovate-elliptic in outline.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Other Data

    Impatiens psychadelphoides Launert appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 36: 48 (1962)

    Accepted by

    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    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