Impatiens noli-tangere L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Impatiente ne-me-touchez-pas

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General Information

Plants annual, 40-70 cm tall. Stem succulent, robust, many branched in upper part, glabrous, lower nodes often swollen with fibrous roots. Leaves alternate, upper leaves shortly petiolate or subsessile; petiole 2-5 cm, slender; leaf blade green abaxially, dark green adaxially, ovate or ovate-elliptic, 3-8 × 1.5-4 cm, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate or rounded, margin crenate, teeth mucronulate, apex obtuse, rarely acute. Inflorescences 2-4-flowered; peduncles 1-1.5 cm. Pedicels 1.5-2 mm, bracteate above middle; bracts persistent, lanceolate, 3-5 mm, herbaceous. Flowers yellow. Lateral sepals 2, ovate or broadly ovate, 5-6 mm, apex acute. Lower sepal sparsely orange spotted, broadly funnelform, gradually narrowed into an incurved spur 1-1.5 cm. Upper petal orbicular or suborbicular, ca. 1 cm in diam., apex emarginate, rostellate, abaxial midvein green cristate; lateral united petals not clawed, 2-2.5 cm, 2-lobed; basal lobes oblong, small; distal lobes orange spotted at base, broadly dolabriform; auricle narrow. Filaments linear, slightly swollen above; anthers ovoid, apex acute. Ovary erect, fusiform. Capsule linear-cylindric, 1.5-2.5 cm. Seeds many, brown, oblong-globose, 3-4 mm, smooth. Fl. Jul-Sep. 2n = 20.

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    Bis 1 m hoch, ästig, kahl. Blätter wechselständig, gestielt, breit-lanzettlich, stumpf gezähnt, 3–12 cm lang. Blüten gelb, einzeln oder zu wenigen, hängend. Das kronblattartige Kelchblatt mit dem Sporn 2,5–3 cm lang, der Sporn hakig gekrümmt

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    6–8. Feuchte Waldstellen, Auen, kollin-montan(-subalpin). CH.

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    Other Local Names

    Impatiente ne-me-touchez-pasFrenchCH
    Balsamina giallaItalianCH
    Balsamina melnaRaeto-RomanceCH


     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
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    Flora Of CHina @
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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    International Union for Conservation of Nature
    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
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    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
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