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Taxon: Impatiens sodenii Engl. & Warb.

Genus: Impatiens
Family: Balsaminaceae
Nomen number: 70378
Place of publication: H. G. A. Engler, Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 46:55. 1894 (Engl., Planzenw. Ost-Afrikas C:253. 1895)
Name verified on: 11-Dec-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 13-May-2009
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC).


Common names:

  • shrub balsam   (Source: F NZeal ) – English

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide F NZeal)

Distributional range:

    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania [n. & e.]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands [Gran Canaria]
    New Zealand: New Zealand - North Island
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    Western South America: Colombia

  • also cultivated


  • Agnew, A. D. Q. 1974. Upland Kenya wild flowers: a flora of the ferns and herbaceous flowering plants of upland Kenya.
  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. 1961–. Flora of New Zealand.
  • Fernández-Alonso, J. L. & M. Hernández-Schmidt. 2007. Catalogue of the vascular flora of the upper Subachoque river basin (Cundinamarca, Colombia). Caldasia 29:73–104.
  • Grey-Wilson, C. 1980. Impatiens of Africa. 90. [lists as I. sodenii Engl. & Ward. ex Engl.].
  • Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989–. Flora of Ethiopia. (and Eritrea. 2000)
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa. [lists as I. sodenii Engl.].
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource).


Check other web resources for Impatiens sodenii Engl. & Warb.:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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