African Plant Database

Impatiens gomphophylla Baker
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 64 (1895); Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1895-1896: 64 (1895)
Information on the genus : Impatiens
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Impatiens verdickii De Wild. (1902)
=Impatiens homblei De Wild. (1915)
=Impatiens edulis G.M. Schulze (1944)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect perennial (perhaps occasionally annual) herb, to 1,5 m from the base, stems usually simple, sometimes branched,
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Ecology : Moist open or semi-shaded places, grassy areas, marshes or swampy ground, forest fringes, shrubby ground, along banks of rivers and streams, in ditches and gullies; sometimes forming large colonies; 1200-2850 m alt.
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Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa Balsaminaceae: 64-65
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