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  1. Family: Balsaminaceae A.Rich.
    1. Genus: Impatiens Riv. ex L.
      1. Impatiens simbiniensis 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 herb to 60 cm. tall; stem sparsely branched, glabrous, rooting at the lower nodes.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged; petiole (1–)2.8–12 cm. long, slender, with several 1–2 mm. long stipitate glands towards the top; lamina broadly-ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 5.5–14 cm. long, 3.8–7.2 cm. broad, the base slightly attenuate, the apex subacute, glabrous beneath but with a few short hairs on the midrib and lateral veins above; lateral veins 3–5 pairs; margin shallowly crenate, the teeth 5–10 mm. apart.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary, axillary, epedunculate, pink.
    Bracts
    Bracts linear-lanceolate, 2–3 mm. long, inconspicuous.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 7.8–14 cm. long, slender, glabrous.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals 2, oblong, 10–11 mm. long, 4–5 mm. broad, apiculate. Lower sepal obliquely and shallowly navicular, 10–12 mm. long, abruptly constricted into a 42–48 cm. long curved filiform spur.
    Corolla
    Dorsal petal obovate, 15–17 mm. long, 17–19 mm. broad, dorsally with a shallow crest. Lateral united petals 21–24 mm. long; upper petal of each pair narrowly-obovate, 14–22 mm. long, 8–15 mm. broad, somewhat asymmetrical, entire; lower petal of each pair transversely obovate, 15–20 mm. long, 8–15 mm. broad, distally drawn out into a 3–4 mm. long and broad, triangular, obtuse appendage.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit narrowly fusiform, ±17 mm. long, 3.5 mm. broad, glabrous.
    Figures
    Fig. 3/37, p. 6.
    Habitat
    In upland rain-forest; 1400–1500 m.
    Distribution
    T6 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Impatiens simbiniensis Grey-Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1976 Pócs, T. [6418/0], Tanzania K000419484

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 33: 648 (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.: 144, fig. 87 (1980).
    • Grey-Wilson in Kew Bulletin 33: 648 (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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