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  1. Family: Balsaminaceae A.Rich.
    1. Genus: Impatiens Riv. ex L.
      1. Impatiens kerinciensis Utami

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Sumatera.

    [KBu]

    Utami, N. 2013. Impatiens kerinciensis (Balsaminaceae), a new species from Sumatra, Indonesia. Kew Bulletin 68: 687. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-013-9468-7

    Type
    Type: Sumatra, Taman Dewa, Mt Kunyit, KerinciSeblat National Park, 3 June 2008, Wiguna Rahman 347 (holotype BO!).
    Habit
    Perennial herb, up to c. 13 cm tall; stems decumbent rooting at the lower nodes, pubescent
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged, 3 – 5 at the end of each branch, petiole c. 2 cm long, slender, pubescent; lamina ovate to elliptic, 1 – 6 × 1 – 3 cm, apex acute, base acute, margin crenate, surfaces pubescent, upper surface green, lower surface purple, lateral veins 3 – 7 pairs
    Inflorescences
    Infloresecence a 1 – 3-flowered raceme; bracts linear, 1 – 3 mm, pubescent
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow with a red spot on the two lower petals
    Peduncles
    Peduncles c. 3.5 cm long
    Calyx
    Sepals: lateral sepals 2, elliptic – lanceolate, c. 1.5 × 1 cm, pink, hairy on the lower surface; lower sepal deeply navicular, c. 1.5 × 1 cm, constricted into a curved, filiform spur; spur pubescent, c. 1 cm long
    Corolla
    Petals: dorsal petal cucullate, c. 1.5 × 1.2 cm wide when flattened, with a keel-like crest, pubescent along the crest; lateral petals united, c. 2.5 × 1 cm; upper part of each pair oblong to suborbicular, c. 1.5 × 1 cm, yellow, lower part of each pair ovate to subovate, c. 1.5 × 1 cm, yellow with a red spot, emarginated distally along the inner margin
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous
    Fruits
    Fruit unknown
    Figures
    Figs 1 – 4.
    Distribution
    Known only from the type locality, Mt Kunyit, 1,763 m, KerinciSeblat National Park, Sumatra.
    Ecology
    Growing in montane forest; alt. c. 1763 m.
    Conservation
    Since this species is only known from one locality at present, a preliminary conservation status of Data Deficient (DD) seems appropriate (IUCN 2001).
    Phenology
    phenology. Flowering in June.
    Note
    etymology. The species epithet refers to the collecting locality, Mt Kunyit, KerinciSeblat National Park, Sumatra. notes. There are two Impatiens species collected from Mt Kunyit, KerinciSeblat National Park, Sumatra, I. kunyitensisUtami and I. kerinciensis. I. kerinciensis is a very distinct species by the pubescence on both leaf surfaces, the spur, the dorsal petal, the lateral sepals and the purple lower leaf surface (see Table 1). No other Impatiens species has this combination of characters.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Sumatera

    Other Data

    Impatiens kerinciensis Utami appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 68: 687 (2013)

    Literature

    Kew Bulletin

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    Sources

    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 Bulletin
    Kew Bulletin
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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