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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to E. Tropical Africa.

[FWTA]

Balsaminaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Erect or ascending herb, 2 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pink, with green spur veined with purple, throat orange.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate, decumbent or ± erect perennial to 2 m. tall, though often less; stems rooting at the lower nodes, glabrous or pubescent above, or glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged; petiole (0.2–)0.4–5 cm. long, slender; lamina ovate to ovate-oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, 0.9–14(–16) cm. long, 0.6–5.7(–6) cm. broad, the base rounded to subtruncate or cuneate, the apex usually shortly acuminate, more rarely subobtuse, finely pubescent on both surfaces or glabrous beneath; lateral veins 3–10 pairs; margin ± crenulate, with a few ± 1 mm. fimbriae towards the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in axillary fascicles of 1–3, epedunculate, white or pale pink.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts linear-subulate, 2–4 mm. long, inconspicuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1.8–7 cm. long, slender, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Lateral sepals 2, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, 1.5–5 mm. long, glabrous or pubescent. Lower sepal navicular, 7–13 mm. long, 4–7 mm. deep, ± abruptly constricted into a 5–23 mm. long curved or ± straight filiform spur, finely pubescent especially along the keel of the lower sepal, rarely entirely glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Dorsal petal 7–12 mm. long, 4–7 mm. broad, cucullate, dorsally with a narrow crest terminating in a short acute point, glabrous or with a few short hairs along the crest. Lateral united petals 13–33 mm. long, the upper petal of each pair ± one-third the size of the lower; upper petal ovate to ovate-elliptic, 6–10 mm. long, 3–7 mm. broad, entire or slightly apiculate; lower petal ovate to obovate or ± oblong, 10–20 mm. long, 7–14 mm. broad, with a slight emargination along the inner margin towards the top.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit fusiform, 11–23 mm. long, 2.5–9 mm. broad, glabrous.

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Impatiens burtonii Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 1, 2003 Pollard, B.J. [591], Cameroon K000198468
Oct 1, 2003 Ghogue, J.-P. [1004], Cameroon K000198469
Jul 1, 2002 Lane, P. [105], Cameroon K000027111
Jul 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [9460], Cameroon K000027114
Jul 1, 2002 Cable, S. [3672], Cameroon K000027108
Jul 1, 2002 Cable, S. [2668], Cameroon K000027116
Jul 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [2549], Cameroon K000027109
Jul 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [1302], Cameroon K000027110
Jul 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [1788], Cameroon K000027115
Jul 1, 2002 Ghogue, J.-P. [44], Cameroon K000027112
Jul 1, 2002 Biye, E. [17], Cameroon K000027113
Dec 1, 2000 Cable, S. [2976], Cameroon K000337740
Dec 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [2226], Cameroon K000337741
Dec 1, 2000 Zapfack, L. [865], Cameroon K000337743
Dec 1, 2000 Zapfack, L. [794], Cameroon K000337739
Feb 1, 1997 Munyenyembe, P. [708], Cameroon K000337744
Feb 1, 1997 Buzgo, M. [591], Cameroon K000337745
Aug 1, 1993 Wheatley, J.I. [381], Cameroon K000510981
Aug 1, 1993 Cable, S. [6], Cameroon K000510988
Jan 1, 1993 Thomas, D.W. [9168], Cameroon K000510985
Jan 1, 1993 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [376], Cameroon K000510989
Jun 1, 1975 Letouzey, R. [13228], Cameroon K000094437
Jan 1, 1960 Morton, J.K. [815], Cameroon K000094452
Apr 1, 1953 Keay, R.W.J. [FHI 28425], Cameroon K000094442
Dec 1, 1952 Hutchinson, J. [41], Cameroon K000094445
Dec 1, 1952 Hutchinson, J. [41], Cameroon K000094446
Jan 1, 1908 Mann G. [1952], Cameroon K000094434
Keay, R.W.J. [28425], Cameroon 27085.000
Tweedie, E.M. [3586] 25694.243
Coombe, D.E. [210], Cameroon 15320.000
Hutchinson, J. [29], Cameroon K000094441
Thomas, D.W. [5035], Cameroon K000094439
Bridson [376], Rwanda 41496.000
Brenan, J.P.M. [9337], Cameroon K000094453
Mann G. [1247], Cameroon K000094435
Dundas J. [20377], Cameroon K000094443
Dundas J. [20382], Cameroon K000094444
Deistel, H. [659], Cameroon K000094438
Brunt, M.A. [595], Cameroon K000094448
Brunt, M.A. [595], Cameroon K000094449
Verdcourt, B. [1639], Kenya Impatiens eminii 15325.000
Drummond [4755], Kenya Impatiens eminii 31290.000
Tweedie, E.M. [3479], Uganda Impatiens eminii 30784.000
Osmaston, H.A. [1313], Uganda Impatiens eminii 8893.000
Wood, G.H.S. [510], Uganda Impatiens eminii 8892.000

First published in J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 7: 187 (1863)

Accepted by

  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Grey-Wilson, C. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Balsaminaceae: 1-76.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 1: 299.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Grey-Wilson, C. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Balsaminaceae: 1-76.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Grey-Wilson, Impat. Afr.: 164 (1980).
  • Wilczek & Schulze in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 413 (1960).
  • Keay, Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 161 (1954).
  • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 110 (1909).
  • Hook. f. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 299 (1868).
  • Hook. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 7: 187 (1864)

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