Impatiens sylvicola Burtt Davy

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Impatiens sylvicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Morumbodzi falls, Mount Gorongosa

Impatiens sylvicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Morumbodzi falls, Mount Gorongosa

Impatiens sylvicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt. Gorongosa, forest Canda side

Impatiens sylvicola

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along trail going down in western part of southern forest, Mt Tsetsera

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Status: Native
Description:
Low scrambling annual or short-lived perennial, rooting at the lower nodes. Leaves spirally arranged, more or less broadly ovate-lanceolate, 2-10 long, sparsely pubescent on both surfaces; margin scalloped or toothed. Flowers solitary or in few-flowered clusters, pink or mauve with a deep mauve to red spot near the base of the upper lateral petals. Lower sepal with a spur, 11-18 mm long, filiform, pubescent, curved; dorsal petal, c. 10 × 12 mm, flattened, broadly ovate to almost round, often emarginate at the apex; upper lateral petals obliquely obovate, 9-11 mm long; lower lateral petals, 8-10 mm long, narrowing into a more or less distinct apical ligule.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sylvicola: forest loving
Habitat: In forest clearings and undergrowth, where it may form colonies in shady, humid places or along water courses.
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Flowering time:Throughout the year
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Content last updated: Tuesday 17 August 2010
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.

Grey-Wilson, C. (1980). Impatiens of Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 26 - 27. (Includes a picture).

Launert, E. (1963). Balsaminaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 172.

Launert, E. & Gonçalves, M.L. (1969). 36. Balsaminaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 9 - 10.

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.

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

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Flora of Malawi: Impatiens sylvicola
Flora of Zimbabwe: Impatiens sylvicola

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Impatiens sylvicola
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Impatiens sylvicola
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Impatiens sylvicola
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Impatiens sylvicola
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Impatiens sylvicola
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Impatiens sylvicola
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Impatiens sylvicola
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Impatiens sylvicola
JSTOR Plant Science: Impatiens sylvicola
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Impatiens sylvicola
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Impatiens sylvicola
Plants of the World Online: Impatiens sylvicola
The Plant List (version 1.1): Impatiens sylvicola
Tropicos: Impatiens sylvicola
Wikipedia: Impatiens sylvicola


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Impatiens sylvicola.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137620, retrieved 17 September 2019

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