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  1. Family: Balsaminaceae A.Rich.
    1. Genus: Impatiens Riv. ex L.
      1. Impatiens thamnoidea G.M.Schulze

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Moderately branched perennial to 1–1.5 m. tall; stems decumbent to erect, often rooting at the lower nodes, finely pubescent but becoming glabrescent, the older stems often rather woody, 3–4 mm. in diameter.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged, dark green above, paler beneath; petiole 1–4 cm. long, slender, finely pubescent or glabrous; lamina ovate, 2–5 cm. long, 1.5–3.5 cm. broad, the apex acuminate, acute, the base subtruncate, but often slightly attenuate at the same time, sparsely pubescent above and beneath; lateral veins 4–6 pairs; margin shallowly serrate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 1–2-flowered subumbellate raceme; flowers rose-pink.
    Peduncles
    Peduncle 15–20 mm. long, slender, ± erect, pubescent or glabrous.
    Bracts
    Bracts 2–3, linear-lanceolate, ± 2 mm. long, acute.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 7–14 mm. long, slender.
    Calyx
    Lower sepal shallowly navicular, 7–8 mm. long, 2.5 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 17–26 mm. long curved filiform spur, finely pubescent or glabrous. Lateral sepals narrow, ovate, 1.5–2 mm. long, subobtuse, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Dorsal petal suborbicular, 8–9 mm. long, 12–13 mm. broad, emarginate, dorsally with a narrow crest terminating in a short acute point, often finely pubescent along the crest. Lateral united petals 15–16 mm. long, the upper and lower petals of each pair subequal in size and shape; upper petal elliptic-oblong, 12–13 mm. long, 6–7 mm. broad; lower petal elliptic-oblong, 13–14 mm. long, 6–7 mm. broad.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit and seeds unknown.
    Figures
    Fig. 2/7, p. 4.
    Habitat
    In upland rain-forest in deep shade; 1800–2100 m.
    Distribution
    T6 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Impatiens thamnoidea G.M.Schulze appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Tanzania 47334.000
    Polhill, R. [4933], Tanzania 47331.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 13: 423 (1936)

    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

    • G.M. Schulze in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 13:423 (1936).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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