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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Malawi (Mt. Mulanje).

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    A weak upright or decumbent perennial herb; stems up to 1·7 m. or more high, succulent, glabrous or somewhat pilose mainly on younger parts.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged, petiolate; lamina (5) 9–13 (16) × (1) 3–4·5 (6) cm., ovate to ovate-oblong, membranous, usually glabrous on the upper surface, pilose on the venation of the lower surface, dark green on the upper surface, greyish-green on the lower one, apex acute, sometimes acuminate, margin serrate-denticulate, base cuneate; secondary nerves 7–9 pairs, prominent beneath; petiole (1) 2·5–4·5 (6) cm. long, relatively robust, glabrous or scattered-pilose.
    Flowers
    Flowers in few-flowered axillary fascicles, rarely apparently solitary, white (as far as known); bracts up to 4 mm. long, lanceolate-triangular to subulate, acute; pedicels up to 5 cm. long, succulent, glabrous or very sparsely pilose.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals 4·5–9 × 3–5 mm., ± obliquely ovate-lanceolate to ovate, acute, apiculate, glabrous; posterior sepal 1·4–1·8 cm. long, 0·5–0·7 mm. deep, deeply and obliquely navicular or broadly funnel-shaped, ± abruptly constricted to the spur, distally acute or slightly caudate, glabrous; spur up to 7 mm. long, cylindric or subconical, rather blunt, straight or slightly incurved, glabrous, with the end somewhat thickened.
    Corolla
    Anterior petal up to 1·1 × c. 1·5 cm. (when flattened), helmet-shaped, dorsally distinctly cristate (crest up to 2 mm. broad), apically slightly retuse, mucronulate, glabrous; lateral united petals 2·5–3·5 cm. long, deeply 2-lobed, usually glabrous; anterior lobe 2–2·3 × 0·6–0·9 cm., transversely oblique-elliptic; posterior lobe about 1/3 the size of the anterior one (obovate? entire?).
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Capsule up to 2·2 cm. long, fusiform, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, c. 2·5 × 2 mm., obovate in outline, dark brown to blackish, with the surface wrinkled, glabrous.

    Images

    Distribution

    Other Data

    Impatiens quisqualis Launert appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1975 Brummitt, R.K. [9727], Malawi K000049863
    Jan 1, 1961 Chapman, J.D. [492], Malawi K000049866 Unknown type material
    La Croix, I.F. [703], Malawi K000049861
    La Croix, I.F. [704], Malawi K000049860
    La Croix, I.F. [704], Malawi K000049865
    Goodier, R. [252], Malawi K000049862
    Blackmore, S. [320], Malawi K000049864

    Bibliography

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 36: 60 (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
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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
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