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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Low perennial herb with rather thin decumbent stems to 70 cm. tall, though generally less; stems moderately branched, rooting at the lower nodes, finely pubescent when young but soon becoming glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged; petiole 0.5–3 cm. long, slender; lamina ovate to lanceolate-elliptic or lanceolate, 2.7–5.6(–7) cm. long, 1.3–3(–4) cm. broad, the base somewhat attenuate into the petiole, the apex acuminate, finely pubescent above and beneath; lateral veins 5–8 pairs; margin finely serrate to serrate-dentate, with several ± 1 mm. long fimbriae towards the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers epedunculate, solitary or occasionally paired, magenta-pink to mauvish or purplish, generally with a white spot on either side towards the base of the lateral united petals, the sepals whitish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts subulate, ± 2 mm. long, inconspicuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 2.4–3.6 cm. long, slender, sparsely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate, 4–6 mm. long, pubescent. Lower sepal shallowly and obliquely navicular, 8–10 mm. long, 3–4 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 19–27 mm. long curved filiform spur, sparsely pubescent overall, or the spur glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Dorsal petal broadly obovate or semiorbicular, 7–9 mm. long, 10–12 mm. broad, emarginate, dorsally with a shallow crest terminating in a short acute point, pubescent towards the base and along the crest. Lateral united petals 10–12 mm. long; upper petal of each pair oblong, 9–10 mm. long, 5–7 mm. broad; lower petal of each pair transversely semi-elliptic, 7.5–8 mm. long, 4.5–7.5 mm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit narrowly fusiform, 13–15 mm. long, 2–2.5 mm. broad, glabrous.
Figures
Fig. 2/28, p. 4.
Habitat
Along upland rain-forest fringes, banks, along river and stream margins, occasionally on marshy ground; 1800–2100 m.
Distribution
T7 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Impatiens pseudozombensis Grey-Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1975 Richards, H.M. [7815], Tanzania K000419496 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 33: 647 (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.: 129, fig. 72 (1980).
  • Grey-Wilson in Kew Bulletin 33: 647 (1979)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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