Impatiens oreocallis Launert

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Impatiens oreocallis

Photo: Bart Wursten
On slopes below main Mt Namuli peak, Mozambique.

Impatiens oreocallis

Photo: Bart Wursten
On slopes below main Mt Namuli peak, Mozambique.

Impatiens oreocallis

Photo: Bart Wursten
On slopes below main Mt Namuli peak, Mozambique.

Impatiens oreocallis

Photo: Bart Wursten
On slopes below main Mt Namuli peak, Mozambique.

Impatiens oreocallis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mt Ribaue.

Impatiens oreocallis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mt Ribaue.

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Synonyms: Impatiens psychantha Launert
Impatiens zombensis Baker var. micrantha Brenan
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Sparsely-branched, more or less erect annual herb, up to c. 50 cm tall. Leaves mostly spirally arranged, sometimes apparently whorled near the top of the stems, subsessile, ovate-lanceolate to elliptic, 2-10 long, hairless or sparsely pubescent on both surfaces; margin with purple-red teeth, often fimbriate near the base. Flowers solitary or in few-flowered clusters, pink or purplish. Spur on the lower sepal 16-35 mm long, filiform, slightly thickened at the tip; dorsal petal, c. 9 × 12 mm, more or less flattened; upper lateral petals, 6-15 mm long, more or less distinctly 2-lobed at the apex; lower lateral petals, up to 16 × 8 mm, obliquely oblong-elliptic. Upper and lower lateral petals well separated, only slightly overlapping near the base.
Notes: See Impatiens zombensis for comparison.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In humid places in forest, on seepage slopes, along water courses and in the spray-zone of waterfalls.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Mainly Sep - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N,Z
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 29 December 2019
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 124 - 125. (Includes a picture).

Grey-Wilson, C. (1982). Balsaminaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 33 - 34.

Launert, E. (1963). Balsaminaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 178.

Launert, E. & Gonçalves, M.L. (1969). 36. Balsaminaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 17 - 18.

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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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 oreocallis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=175670, retrieved 30 October 2020

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