Impatiens gomphophylla Baker

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Impatiens gomphophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, MzimbaT

Impatiens gomphophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, MzimbaT

Impatiens gomphophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, Mzimba

Impatiens gomphophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, Mzimba

Impatiens gomphophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, Mzimba

Impatiens gomphophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, Mzimba

Impatiens gomphophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, Mzimba

Impatiens gomphophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, Mzimba

Impatiens gomphophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, Mzimba

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Synonyms: Impatiens homblei De Wild.
Impatiens verdickii De Wild.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Usually annual herb, up to 1·2 m high; stems simple or moderately branched, fleshy, hairless or sometimes somewhat pubescent on younger parts. Leaves mostly spirally arranged, lanceolate-elliptic, ovate-lanceolate or very rarely obovate-lanceolate, 3–10 cm long, usually dark green and hairless above, greyish-green and usually shortly hairy beneath; margin finely toothed; secondary veins 6–10 pairs, more or less prominent beneath; petiole rather slender, 0·5–4 cm long, usually hairless, with stipular glands at the base. Flowers 2–6 in axillary clusters, very rarely solitary, orange-red to scarlet, shaded yellow, or orange, greenish-yellow tipped; peduncle not more than 4 mm long; bracts lanceolate-triangular, up to 4 mm long, hairy or hairless; pedicels rather slender, up to 4 cm long, hairless or sometimes pubescent. flowers horn-shaped or helmet-shaped, gradually tapering into the spur; spur up to 8 mm long, sharply recurved, more or less cylindric, somewhat thickened at the tip, entire or very rarely slightly 2-lobed. Capsule 1·5–2 cm. long, usually hairless.
Type location:
Tanzania
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In dambos, in dense vegetation on river banks and wet places on road-sides, often forming colonies.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Mc
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Content last updated: Sunday 10 March 2019
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 66 - 67. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 115. as Impatiens gomphophylla gomphophylla (Includes a picture).

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 190 - 192. (Includes a picture).

Grey-Wilson, C. (1982). Balsaminaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 64 - 65.

Launert, E. (1963). Balsaminaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 167 - 168.

Launert, E. & Gonçalves, M.L. (1969). 36. Balsaminaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 5 - 6.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 35.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Impatiens gomphophylla.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=175700, retrieved 22 July 2019

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