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Species Information
 

flowers    flowers    leaves, flowers    flower    leaves, flowers   
flower    leaves, flower   
Impatiens hochstetteri Warb. ssp. hochstetteri
(name current July 2011)
(Impatiens duthieae)

BALSAMINACEAE
Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Schedule C
Medicinal

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Impatiens duthieae - Rhizome horizontal; stems erect, pale, semi-transparent, up to 40 cm high. Leaves with delicate oval blade, up to 10 cm long X 5 cm wide, tapering below to long leaf-stalk which often has few well-spaced thick hairs, narrowed suddenly at end to long narrow point, margins with numerous short blunt teeth, short thick hairs arising in spaces between lobes. Flowers solitary, lateral, stalk very slender, up to 5 cm long. Perianth delicate, pink or mauve, spur and front petal both c 1 cm long.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.


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