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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial to 1.75 m. tall, glabrous; stems erect, sparsely branched, becoming rather woody and leafless below, ± 5–6 mm. in diameter at the most.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged; petiole 1.1–5.5 cm. long, slender; lamina lanceolate to lanceolate-elliptical, 8–12.2 cm. long, 3.5–5 cm. broad, the base somewhat attenuate into the petiole, the apex acuminate, acute; lateral veins 7–10 pairs; margin finely serrate-dentate, with many ± 2–3 mm. long fimbriae towards the base and extending on to the upper petiole.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a 4–8(–many)-flowered subumbellate raceme, the flowers reddish purple or magenta with a whitish spur.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle erect, 6.8–7.6 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts linear-lanceolate, 2–4 mm. long, subacute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1.6–2.5 cm. long, slender, spreading at anthesis but becoming pendent in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Lateral sepals ovate-lanceolate, ± 2 mm. long, subacute. Lower sepal narrowly navicular, 7–8 mm. long, 2–3 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 3.8–4.2 cm. long curved filiform spur.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Dorsal petal obovate, 12–12.5 mm. long, 14–16 mm. broad, dorsally with a narrow crest terminating in a short acute point. Lateral united petals 14–15 mm. long; upper petal of each pair ± obovate, 12–13 mm. long, 9–10 mm. broad; lower petal of each pair oblong-elliptical, 13–15 mm. long, 8–9 mm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit narrowly fusiform, 11–14 mm. long, glabrous.
Figures
Fig. 2/5, p. 4.
Habitat
In moist places in rather open forest; ± 2250 m.
Distribution
T6 known only from the type collection

Native to:

Tanzania

Impatiens pseudohamata Grey-Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1976 Cribb [10455], Tanzania K000419445 holotype
Cribb [10455], Tanzania K000419446 isotype
Cribb [10455], Tanzania K000419447 isotype

First published in Kew Bull. 33: 646 (1979)

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.: 83, fig. 24 (1980).
  • Grey-Wilson in Kew Bulletin 33: 646 (1979)

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