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  1. Family: Balsaminaceae A.Rich.
    1. Genus: Impatiens Riv. ex L.
      1. Impatiens tricaudata 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
    Perennial herb 30–90 cm. tall; stems upright to decumbent, branching freely, ± pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or in verticils of 3(–4); petiole (3–)5–15 mm. long, slender; lamina broadly ovate, (2.5–)3–5.5 cm. long, 1.5–3.2 cm. broad, the apex acuminate or acute, finely and sparsely pubescent above, glabrous or with a few hairs on the midrib and lateral veins beneath; margin ± finely serrate; lateral veins 5–6 pairs.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, epedunculate, solitary or paired, red.
    Bracts
    Bracts subulate, 6–7 mm. long, rather inconspicuous.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 2.8–3.4 cm. long, slender, sparsely pubescent.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals ovate-lanceolate, ± 7 mm. long and 2.5 mm. broad, acute, the margin with a few hairs. Lower sepal bucciniform, 13–14 mm. long, pubescent along the keel, somewhat curved and tapering into the spur, 31–33 mm. in length overall, 3-digitate at the tip, the lobes 6–9 mm. long, the central lobe straight whereas the outer 2 are slightly recurved.
    Corolla
    Dorsal petal ± 10 mm. long and 8 mm. broad, cucullate, with a broad crest terminating in a short acute point, finely pubescent along the crest. Lateral united petals ±17 mm. long; upper petal broadly ovate, 9 mm. long, 7 mm. broad, entire or slightly apiculate; lower petal ovate-lanceolate, 13 mm. long and 8 mm. broad, with a slight emargination distally along the inner margin.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit unknown.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/67, p. 8.
    Habitat
    In upland rain-forest; 2500–2650 m.
    Distribution
    T6 known only from the Uluguru Mts.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

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

    Bibliography

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 12: 711 (1935)

    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, Impat. Afr.: 201, fig. 145 (1980).
    • G.M. Schulze in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 12: 711 (1935).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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