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  1. Family: Balsaminaceae A.Rich.
    1. Genus: Impatiens Riv. ex L.
      1. Impatiens digitata Warb.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Mt. Kilimanjaro).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Weakly branched scrambling or ± upright perennial; stems often rooting at the nodes; young stems and shoot apices ± densely pubescent, but glabrescent with age.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged; petiole 0.5–4 cm. long, slender, sparsely pilose, often with a few fine fimbriae towards the top; lamina elliptic to broadly ovate, 1.5–8.5 cm. long, 1–5.5 cm. broad, apex subobtuse rarely shortly acuminate, sparsely to densely pilose on both surfaces with hairs ± 0.5 mm. long; margin crenate to crenate-dentate, the lower 2–3 teeth on each side often very slender; lateral veins 5–8(–9) pairs.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary or in pairs, epedunculate, orange-red.
    Bracts
    Bracts inconspicuous, linear-lanceolate, acute.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 3.2–6.5 cm. long, slender, sparsely to densely pubescent.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals 2, lanceolate to ovate, 4–6 mm. long, acute, sparsely pilose or glabrous. Lower sepal 1.4–3.3 cm. long overall, deeply saccate, tapering gradually into a curved or incurved spur, the tip shortly 4–6-lobed, glabrous or finely pilose.
    Corolla
    Dorsal petal 7–10 mm. long, 5–6 mm. broad, cucullate, apically produced into a short acute appendage. Lateral united petals 1.1–1.4 cm. long; upper petal ovate-elliptic, 3–6 mm. long, entire, about half the length of the lower petal; lower petal broadly elliptic to rhomboidiform, 7–10 mm. long.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit fusiform, 2–2.2 cm. long.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Other Data

    Impatiens digitata Warb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Verdcourt, B. [1557], Tanzania 15323.000
    Greenway [12585] 38775.000

    Bibliography

    First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 252 (1895)

    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.: 199, figs. 143, 144 (1980).
    • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 106 (1909).
    • Warb. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 252, t. 26 (1895).

    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