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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Spreading much-branched glabrous perennial to 1.5 m. tall; stems sometimes rooting at the lower nodes.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged, rarely in pseudowhorls of 2–3, often tending to be crowded towards the stem tops; petiole 0.5–3.8 cm. long, slender; lamina ovate, elliptic or lanceolate, 3–8.5(–14) cm. long, 1.9–4.2(–6) cm. broad, acute or acuminate, the base slightly attenuate; lateral veins 4–7 pairs; margin crenate-dentate, the lowermost teeth filiform and 2–3 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 3–many-flowered subumbellate raceme, the flowers magenta, mauvish or pale pink, often with a whitish centre.
    Peduncles
    Peduncle 2–8 cm. long, slender, suberect.
    Bracts
    Bracts linear-lanceolate, 1–3 mm. long, acute.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 13–18 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals ovate-lanceolate, 2–3 mm. long, subacute. Lower sepal navicular, 6–8 mm. long, 2.5–3 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 25–29 mm. long curved filiform spur, slightly swollen at the tip.
    Corolla
    Dorsal petal suborbicular, 6–8 mm. long, 9–11 mm. broad, slightly emarginate, dorsally with a narrow crest terminating in a short acute point. Lateral united petals 12–15 mm. long, the upper and lower petals of each pair almost equal in size and shape; upper petal obovate, 7–8 mm. long, 4.5–5.5 mm. broad, entire; lower petal obovate, 7–9 mm. long, 4–5 mm. broad, entire.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit fusiform, 10–12 mm. long, 2–3 mm. broad.
    Figures
    Fig. 2/4, p. 4.
    Habitat
    In wet shaded places in upland rain-forest and at forest margins; 1350–2200 m.
    Distribution
    T6 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Impatiens hamata Warb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Drummond [1529], Tanzania 31287.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 22: 52 (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 in Impat. Afr.: 82, fig. 23 (1980).
    • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 123 (1909).
    • Warb. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 22: 52 (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