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  1. Family: Balsaminaceae A.Rich.
    1. Genus: Impatiens Riv. ex L.
      1. Impatiens pallide-rosea Gilg

        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, often forming patches; stems decumbent to erect, rather thin, to 40–50 cm. long, laxly branched, glabrous or sparsely pubescent at the shoot apices.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged, rarely subopposite or opposite on the same stem; petiole 0.7–3.5 cm. long, slender, glabrous; lamina ovate to oblong-lanceolate or occasionally oblanceolate, 1.4–9.5 cm. long, 1.2–5 cm. broad, the apex acute or shortly acuminate, the base somewhat attenuate, glabrous or slightly pubescent above and below; margin serrulate with a few ± 1–2 mm. long fimbriae towards the base of the lamina; lateral veings 4–8 pairs.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary or 2 together at the leaf-axils, epedunculate, pale to deep pink or mauve, the upper petal of each lateral united pair with a reddish brown blotch towards the base, the lower sepal with distinct purplish or pink veining.
    Bracts
    Bracts linear-lanceolate to subulate, 4–6 mm. long.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 2–3.5 cm. long, slender, glabrous or with a few scattered hairs.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals narrowly ovate to linear-lanceolate, 3–5 mm. long, shortly acuminate, glabrous. Lower sepal shallowly navicular, 7–10 mm. long, 4–6 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 17–22 mm. long curved filiform spur, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
    Corolla
    Dorsal petal 8–15 mm. long, 10–20 mm. broad, slightly concave, apically bilobed, dorsally with a shallow crest terminating in a short acute point. Lateral united petals 16–28 mm. long, the upper petal ± one-third the size of the lower; upper petal oblong to oblong-ovate, 8–9 mm. long, 5–7 mm. broad, shortly apiculate; lower petal broadly and obliquely ovate, 10–20 mm. long, 6–13 mm. broad, with a slight emargination along the inner edge towards the top.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit narrowly fusiform, 13 mm. long, 2.5 mm. broad, glabrous.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Other Data

    Impatiens pallide-rosea Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Tanzania 31289.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 426 (1900)

    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.: 131, pl. 26 (1980).
    • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 109 (1909).
    • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 426 (1900)

    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