Impatiens cribbii (Grey-Wilson) Grey-Wilson
  • Kew Bull.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Impatiens cribbii (Grey-Wilson) Grey-Wilson. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001141997. Accessed on: 28 Mar 2020'

Morphology

Lower sepal broadly bucciniform to saccate, (10–)12–17 mm. long, 23–30 mm. deep, abruptly constricted into a short thick spur 7–11 mm. long.

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    Lateral united petals 12–16 mm. long; upper petal of each pair suborbicular to oblong, 6.5–8 mm. long, 7–7.5 mm. broad, entire; lower petal oblong, 5–8.5 mm. long, 4–5.5 mm. broad, usually slightly apiculate at the apex.

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    Dorsal petal cucullate, 10–14 mm. long, 9–12 mm. broad, with a shallow entire crest running the full length of the petal.

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    Pedicels slender, 3–4.7 cm. long, ascending or horizontal in flower but becoming pendent in fruit.

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    Lateral sepals 2, ovate, 4–5 mm. long, 2–3.5 mm. broad, shortly apiculate.

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    Flowers in axillary fascicles of 2–7, rarely solitary, epedunculate or borne on a very short 1–3 mm. long peg, bright orange red, often with yellowish or greenish undertones.

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    Bracts linear-subulate, 2–3 mm. long.

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    Ovary glabrous.

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    Glabrous herbaceous perennial to 1.5 m. tall though often less; stems erect, simple or with a few short branches in the lower half, fleshy, up to 1 cm. in diameter.

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    Fruit fusiform, 15–22 mm. long, 4–8 mm. broad.

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    Leaves spirally arranged, crowded towards the shoot apices, dark green above but pale green beneath, sessile or with a petiole 5–10 mm. long; lamina linear-elliptic to linear-oblanceolate, 4.7–17 cm. long, 0.5–2.2 cm. broad, cuneate at the base, the apex subacute to acute or somewhat acuminate; lateral veins 7–9 pairs, oblique; margin shallowly serrate to serrulate.

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     Information From

    Balsaminaceae
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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    International Union for Conservation of Nature
    https://www.iucn.org/
    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
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    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    https://www.iucnredlist.org/
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
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