Impatiens psychadelphoides Launert

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Impatiens psychadelphoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest above SDH Tea Estate

Impatiens psychadelphoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest above SDH Tea Estate

Impatiens psychadelphoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Muqueche River, Serra de Gurue

Impatiens psychadelphoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Muqueche River, Serra de Gurue

Impatiens psychadelphoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes below Mt Namuli, Serra de Gurue

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Synonyms: Impatiens cecilii N.E. Br. subsp. grandiflora Launert
Common names:
Status: Native
Robust perennial herb, up to 1.2m tall. Stems often densely pilose stems, particularly near the apex. Leaves spirally arranged, ovate to elliptic-lanceolate, up to 10 × 5 cm, densely pubescent on the midrib and veins below; margin finely toothed. Flowers solitary or in 2-3-flowered clusters, pink, up to 35 × 35 mm. Dorsal petal broadly ovate, c. 15 × 20 mm, emarginate at the apex; upper lateral petals ovate, up to 10 × 6 mm, much smaller than lower petals, more or less apiculate; lower petals up to 2 × 2.5 cm, obliquely broadly ovate oblong, emarginate near the tip of the inner margin. Spur on the lower sepal 25 to 35 mm long, filiform, pubescent, incurved.
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Habitat: Occurring along forest margins, in bracken scrub and along stream banks, usually in moist shaded places.
Altitude range: (metres) 800 - 2250 m
Flowering time:Feb - Mar and Jul - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique and Eastern Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 36.

Grey-Wilson, C. (1980). Impatiens of Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 135. (Includes a picture).

Launert, E. (1963). Balsaminaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 176 - 177.

Launert, E. & Gonçalves, M.L. (1969). 36. Balsaminaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 15 - 16.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 29.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Impatiens psychadelphoides., retrieved 25 October 2016

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