Impatiens wallerana Hook. f.

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Impatiens wallerana

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Rusitu Valley, Ngorima CL

Impatiens wallerana

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Rusitu Forest

Impatiens wallerana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rusitu Forest

Impatiens wallerana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

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Synonyms: Impatiens holstii Engl. & Warb.
Impatiens sultani Hook. f.
Impatiens walleriana Hook. f.
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb, 30 - 60 cm. Leaves spirally arranged, variable in shape and size, mostly hairless, slightly fleshy, dark green to reddish green; margins crenate-serrulate, often with hairs at the apex of the crenations. Flowers in few-flowered axillary or terminal clusters, variable in colour from pink to deep violet, rarely white; lateral petals very deeply lobed as to appear nearly separate. Spur up to 4 cm, slender, curved.
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Habitat: In shade along streams and in damp areas in evergreen forest, often on decaying tree trunks.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Almost throughout the year
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania (incl Zanzibar and Pemba), Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Friday 26 October 2007

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 Pages 81 - 82. (Includes a picture).

Grey-Wilson, C. (1982). Balsaminaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 15 - 16. as Impatiens walleriana

Launert, E. (1963). Balsaminaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 166 - 167.

Launert, E. & Gonçalves, M.L. (1969). 36. Balsaminaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 3 - 5.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 35.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 61. as Impatiens walleriana


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Impatiens wallerana., retrieved 20 January 2018

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