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
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
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: Along forest margins, in bracken scrub and along stream banks, usually in moist shaded places.
Altitude range: 800 - 2250 m
Flowering time:Feb - Mar and Jul - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique and Eastern Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Literature:

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.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 81.

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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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Impatiens psychadelphoides
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Impatiens psychadelphoides.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137600, retrieved 24 September 2020

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