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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
Perennial herb to 45 cm. tall, often less, with stems arising from a crown surmounting a tuberous rootstock consisting of few–many fleshy roots, ± 2–4 mm. in diameter; stems erect, unbranched or branched in the lower half, fleshy, pale green, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged, pale green; petiole 1.5–6.2 cm. long, slender; lamina broadly ovate, ovate-elliptic or elliptic, 2.5–10 cm. long, 2.5–6 cm. broad, the apex slightly acuminate, acute, the base shortly cuneate, sparsely pubescent above, subglabrous or with a few hairs on the midrib and lateral veins beneath; lateral veins 4–8 pairs; margin coarsely crenate to crenate-dentate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary, solitary or in fascicles of 2–3, bright flame-red, the lower sepal and spur often deep flame-red.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts linear-subulate, 2–4 mm. long, inconspicuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 3–4.9 cm. long, slender, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Lateral sepals narrowly falcate, 5–10 mm. long, acute, glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Lower sepal narrowly saccate, 7–13 mm. long, 14–20 mm. deep, abruptly constricted and incurved into an 8–18 mm. long filiform spur whose tip reaches the tip of the lower sepal or exceeds it.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Lateral united petals 7–10 mm. long; upper petal of each pair oblong, 5–7 mm. long, 4–5 mm. broad, shortly apiculate; lower petal oblong or suborbicular, 4–5 mm. long, 2.5–3.5 mm. broad. Dorsal petal 8–12 mm. long, 7–11 mm. broad, cucullate, dorsally with a broad crest terminating in a short acute point.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit and seeds unknown.
Figures
Figs. 4/68, p. 8; 11, p. 70.
Habitat
In dense montane forest, often on mossy shaded banks; 2000–2200 m.
Distribution
T7 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Impatiens flammea Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 350 (1901)

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.: 205, figs. 150, 151d, pls. 50, 51 (1980).
  • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 30: 350 (1901).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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