Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Balsaminaceae
Impatiens wallerana Hook.f.

Verified by: Temperate sect. 15 December 2009
Notes: Verified with Grey Wilson 'Impatiens of Africa'. Leaves alternate with scattered glands along petiole. Flowers 2-3 on long peduncle more than 10 mm long. Lower sepals navicular and long spurred. Upper and lower petals large and pink-fuchsia. Lower and upper lobes of lateral petal equal slightly emmarginate and at an angle of 90 degres.
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Wild voucher no:                                17 June 1973
Locality: Tanzania, Mt Kilimanjaro
Coordinates:  2893m
Field notes: Common on slopes and track sides leading through cult. areas on the SE side of the mountain ; glabrous plant up to 0.5m, leaves broad with very fine pubescence on top; flowers deep pink, 50 mm. spur white.
Collector: Whitehead, M.J. 11

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