African Plant Database

Impatiens walleriana Hook. f.
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. 1: 302 (1868) 
Information on the genus : Impatiens
Status for NA : accepted (weed)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Impatiens sultanii Hook. f. (1882)
=Impatiens holstii Engl. (1894)
=Impatiens lujai De Wild. (1922)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rather succulent perennial herb 30-70(-80) cm tall; stems simple or branched, often forming flat-topped or rounded plants, occasionally rooting at lower nodes.
Ecology : Damp, often shaded places; forest, riverine thickets, river margins, gullies, damp rocky places; often in large colonies; 0- 1800 m alt. Extremely variable. Cultivated (under the names I. sultani, I. holstii).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht 0.3 - 0.8 m. Alt: - 770 m. Distribution: GA, LP, MP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa Balsaminaceae: 15-16

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • Borges P.A.V., C. Abreu & al. (2008). A list of the terrestrial fungi, flora and fauna of Madeira and Selvagens archipelagos. Direcção Regional do Ambiente da Madeira and Universidade dos Açores

Bibliography other :
  • Phytotaxa 3: 62 (2010)LT2
2 Publishing with molecular analysis
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Record n°7109 modified 2016-02-08
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