Impatiens L.
  • Sp. Pl. 2: 937. 1753. (1 May 1753)


This taxon is accepted by Balsaminaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Information

Morphological characters are the same as those of the family, except: lateral petals always united in pairs into lateral, united petals; fruit a fleshy, explosive capsule; seeds often dispersed elastically from valves when ripe.

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    IMPATIENS L.

    Hierbas erectas con tallos suculentos y algo ramificados. Hojas por lo general angostamente elípticas a ovadas, glabras, ceráceas en la haz. Flores anaranjadas, rojas, rosadas o moradas; sépalos 3, el anterior cimbiforme y extendido en un largo espolón tubular, los laterales laminares, linear-lanceolados; pétalos 3, el superior cordado, los laterales profundamente lobados; estambres 5, connados o conniventes cerca de las anteras formando una caperuza ajustada alrededor del ovario, la cual es decidua antes de que el estigma sea receptivo; óvulos numerosos. Fruto una cápsula típicamente 5-valvada.

    Un género con ca 850 especies, casi cosmopolita, tanto en zonas templadas como tropicales debido en parte a su popularidad como planta ornamental, ausente en Sudamérica, Australia y Nueva Zelandia; las 2 especies naturalizadas en América tropical y subtropical se encuentran en Nicaragua.

    C. Grey-Wilson. Impatiens of Africa. 1980.

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    Annuals in our species; stems glabrous. Leaves serrate to crenate-denticulate, petiolate. Inflorescences axillary. Flowers pedicellate; sepals 3; the lateral petals connate in pairs. Fruit an elastically dehiscent, glabrous or pubescent capsule.

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    "Sep in ours 3, the 2 upper (as the fl hangs on the pedicel) small, the lower one saccate, open in front, spurred at the closed end of the sac; pet apparently 3, the upper one often broader than long, each of the 2 lateral ones lobed in our spp. and regarded as 2 pet united; fr dehiscing elastically into 5 valves. 450, widespread but mainly trop. Asia and Afr."

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    Morphology

    Annual or perennial herbs, sometimes shrubby; stems usually succulent, rarely woody, glabrous or pilose.

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    Leaves verticillate or opposite or spirally arranged.

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    Inflorescences axillary and or of terminal simple racemes or pseudumbels or fascicles, or the flowers solitary.

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    Flowers sometimes cleistogamous (rarely both cleistogamous and normal ones in the same inflorescence), pedicellate.

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    Sepals, petals and sexual organs as for the family.

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    Fruit glabrous or pilose or sometimes tomentose.

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    Seeds smooth or tuberculate or rugose, glabrous or pilose.

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    Distribution

    Widely distributed in the Old World tropics with only a few species in the more temperate regions of the New World.

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    Included Species

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    Balsaminaceae
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