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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous perennial 15–60 cm. tall, forming patches by means of rather thin underground rhizomes; stems erect, usually simple, rooting at the lower nodes.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged, dark green above, pale green beneath; petiole 1.8–4.9 cm. long, often with several ± 1 mm. long fimbriae at the top; lamina elliptical to elliptic-oblong or ovate-elliptic, 3.8–15 cm. long, 1.8–4.9 cm. broad, the base ± cuneate, occasionally subrounded, the apex acuminate, often apiculate; lateral veins 7–10 pairs; margin crenate-dentate, the teeth often rather coarse, 5–12 mm. apart.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary or paired, epedunculate, rose or rose-purple with a whitish spur and whitish pollen.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts subulate, 2–3 mm. long, inconspicuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 3–6.4 cm. long, slender.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Lateral sepals ovate-lanceolate, 4–7 mm. long, 3–4.5 mm. broad, acute. Lower sepal obliquely and narrowly navicular, 12–15 mm. long, 5–7 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 3.2–4.6 cm. long curved filiform spur.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Dorsal petal suborbicular, 1.2–1.7 cm. long, 1.4–2.1 cm. broad, slightly emarginate at the apex, dorsally with a narrow crest. Lateral united petals 21–26 mm. long; upper petal of each pair oblong-obovate, generally rather asymmetrical, or kidney-shaped, 1.2–2.5 cm. long, 1–1.4 cm. broad; lower petal of each pair broadly oval or obovate, 1.8–2.1 cm. long, 1–1.3 cm. broad, distally with a slight emargination along the inner margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit unknown.
Figures
Fig. 3/21, p. 6.
Habitat
In upland rain-forest, generally in deeply shaded places, on banks and along streams; 1300–2400 m.
Distribution
T6 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Impatiens kentrodonta Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Tanzania 31292.000
Cribb, P. [10338], Tanzania 37194.000

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 43: 114 (1909)

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.: 119, fig. 63, pl. 17 (1980).
  • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 114 (1909)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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