African Plant Database

Impatiens tinctoria A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 120 (1847)  
Information on the genus : Impatiens
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Impatiens tinctoria A. Rich. subsp. tinctoria (1847)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Impatiens flagellifera Hochst. ex Delile (1847)
=Impatiens prainiana Gilg (1909)
Taxon infra-specific
Impatiens tinctoria subsp. latifolia Grey-Wilson (1979)
Impatiens tinctoria subsp. songeana Grey-Wilson (1979)
Impatiens tinctoria A. Rich. subsp. tinctoria (1847)
Impatiens tinctoria subsp. elegantissima (Gilg) Grey-Wilson (1979)
Impatiens tinctoria subsp. abyssinica (Hook. f.) Grey-Wilson (1979)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Upright perennial herb to 2 m, with a large tuberous rootstock at or just below the soil surface.
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Ecology : Damp, generally shaded places; rain-forest, forest fringes, shrub-filled gullies, stream margins, shady banks; hill slopes, swampy or marshy sites; grassy scrub; 750-3630 m alt.
  Cultivated in Britain (R. Dunbar in New Plantsman 8: 5-6, 2001).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 285
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