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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 herb, often forming patches; stems decumbent to erect, rather thin, to 40–50 cm. long, laxly branched, glabrous or sparsely pubescent at the shoot apices.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged, rarely subopposite or opposite on the same stem; petiole 0.7–3.5 cm. long, slender, glabrous; lamina ovate to oblong-lanceolate or occasionally oblanceolate, 1.4–9.5 cm. long, 1.2–5 cm. broad, the apex acute or shortly acuminate, the base somewhat attenuate, glabrous or slightly pubescent above and below; margin serrulate with a few ± 1–2 mm. long fimbriae towards the base of the lamina; lateral veings 4–8 pairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary or 2 together at the leaf-axils, epedunculate, pale to deep pink or mauve, the upper petal of each lateral united pair with a reddish brown blotch towards the base, the lower sepal with distinct purplish or pink veining.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts linear-lanceolate to subulate, 4–6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 2–3.5 cm. long, slender, glabrous or with a few scattered hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Lateral sepals narrowly ovate to linear-lanceolate, 3–5 mm. long, shortly acuminate, glabrous. Lower sepal shallowly navicular, 7–10 mm. long, 4–6 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 17–22 mm. long curved filiform spur, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Dorsal petal 8–15 mm. long, 10–20 mm. broad, slightly concave, apically bilobed, dorsally with a shallow crest terminating in a short acute point. Lateral united petals 16–28 mm. long, the upper petal ± one-third the size of the lower; upper petal oblong to oblong-ovate, 8–9 mm. long, 5–7 mm. broad, shortly apiculate; lower petal broadly and obliquely ovate, 10–20 mm. long, 6–13 mm. broad, with a slight emargination along the inner edge towards the top.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit narrowly fusiform, 13 mm. long, 2.5 mm. broad, glabrous.

Native to:

Tanzania

Impatiens pallide-rosea Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Tanzania 31289.000

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 426 (1900)

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.: 131, pl. 26 (1980).
  • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 109 (1909).
  • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 426 (1900)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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