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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Tropical Africa to SW. Kenya.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Procumbent to straggling perennial herb; stems up to 2 m. long, though generally less, moderately branched, often becoming rather woody and up to 6–7 mm. in diameter below, green or reddish tinged, rooting at the lower nodes, glabrous or sparsely pubescent in the younger parts.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged; petiole 1–8.8(–9) cm. long, slender; lamina ovate to ovate-lanceolate or ovate-elliptical, 3.5–14.5(–16) cm. long, 2.2–7.5 cm. broad, the base rounded to slightly attenuate, the apex acuminate, glabrous or sparsely pubescent on both surfaces; lateral veins 7–12 pairs; margin crenate to crenate-dentate, with several 1.5–2.5 mm. long fimbriae towards, and at, the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a 2–8-flowered subumbellate raceme borne on the upper leaf-axils; flowers rose-pink or deep red.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle 2.8–8(–10.5) cm. long, glabrous or pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts linear-lanceolate, 4–6 mm. long, usually pubescent, persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1–4 cm. long, slender, ± pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Lateral sepals linear-lanceolate, 3–6 mm. long, ± pubescent. Lower sepal narrowly navicular, 12–15 mm. long, 4–7 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a 30–40 mm. long curved filiform spur, glabrous or pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Lateral united petals 20–38 mm. long; upper petal narrowly oblong, 5–10 mm. long, 2–4 mm. broad, entire; lower petal ± ovate, 16–28 mm. long, 12–23 mm. broad, distally with a slight emargination along the inner margin. Dorsal petal 10–13 mm. long, 5–7 mm. broad, cucullate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit fusiform, ± 16–17 mm. long and 4–6 mm. broad, glabrous.

Native to:

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

Impatiens stuhlmannii Warb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Purseglove, J.W. [3060], Uganda 16021.000
Tweedie [2990], Kenya 38769.000
Bridson [375], Rwanda 43781.000
Dawkins, H.C. [587], Uganda Impatiens seretii 11799.000
Jan 1, 1979 Cribb [11428], Tanzania Impatiens stuhlmannii var. rubriflora K000419479 holotype

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 254 (1895)

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.
  • Grey-Wilson, C. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Balsaminaceae: 1-76.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

Literature

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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Grey-Wilson, Impat. Afr.: 150 (1980).
  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 151 (1974).
  • E. Lind & A. Tallantire, Some Common Flowering Plants of Uganda p. 66 (1962).
  • Schulze & Wilczek in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 424, t. 44 (1960).
  • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 540, t. 53 (1948).
  • Gilg in Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition 1907-1908, 2 (Botanik) p. 487 (1912).
  • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 123 (1909)
  • Warb. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 254 (1895).

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