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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small to straggling perennial with stems up to 3 m. in length, though usually far less, often only 15–20 cm. long, procumbent or erect, moderately branched, often red tinged.
    Leaves
    Leaves in verticils of 3–7, sometimes opposite, deep green above, pale green beneath; petiole (0.7–)1–4.5 cm. long, with several ± 1–2 mm. long fimbriae towards the top; lamina ovate, elliptic or oblong, 2.5–13(–15) cm. long, 1.2–4(–4.8) cm. broad, the base cuneate, the apex acute-acuminate, glabrous or finely pubescent on both surfaces; lateral veins 4–8 pairs, prominent beneath; margin ± serrate, the basal teeth slender.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 1–5(–6)-flowered subumbellate raceme; flowers scarlet or sealing-wax red.
    Peduncles
    Peduncle 0.8–5(–6.2) cm. long, ± upright, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
    Bracts
    Bracts linear-lanceolate, 3–4 mm. long, acute, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, crowded, usually many more than the number of flowers in the inflorescence.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 1.6–3.2 cm. long, slender, generally glabrous.
    Calyx
    Lateral sepals 2, linear-lanceolate, 3–5 mm. long, acute, glabrous. Lower sepal narrowly bucciniform, 8–14 mm. long, gradually tapering into an incurved spur, 22–29 mm. in length overall, the spur-tip swollen, rounded.
    Corolla
    Dorsal petal 8–11 mm. long, 4–7 mm. broad, cucullate, dorsally with a narrow crest terminating in a short acute point. Lateral united petals 10–14 mm. long, the upper petal of each pair slightly smaller than the lower; upper petal transversely oblong, 6–8 mm. long, 3–5 mm. broad, the apex shortly apiculate; lower petal oblong, 7–9 mm. long, 4–5 mm. broad, apiculate along the inner margin.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit unknown.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/56, p. 8.
    Habitat
    In humid generally deeply shaded places, often rather mossy, in upland rain-forest and elfin forest, occasionally on fallen trees or in more exposed positions; 1600–2550 m.
    Distribution
    known only from the Uluguru Mts. T6

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Impatiens ulugurensis Warb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Drummond [1556], Tanzania 31293.000
    Drummond, R.B. [1649] 38680.000
    Polhill [4929], Tanzania 47330.000
    Tanzania Impatiens schliehenii 31226.000
    Tanzania Impatiens schliehenii 31267.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 22: 50 (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.: 185, figs. 122, 123h–p, pl. 42 (1980).
    • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 102 (1909).
    • Warb. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 22: 50 (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