Photo by Bart Wursten, Zambiaflora.com.
A whole bsh by Robert v. Blittersdorff,
And from the front by Bart Wursten,
John Gilbert Baker, 1895
Congo, Malawi, Mozambique,
Tanzania, Zambia, Za´re
Red - Orange / Yellow
De Wild. 1903.
Impatiens homblei, De Wild. 1915.
Impatiens edulis, G.M. Schulze, 1944
This member of the
was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1895. It is found in Congo, Malawi,
Mozambique, Tanzania, Za´re and Zambia, growing in a well drained but rich soil with
quite some water and not that much sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 120 centimetres in height. The flowers are red to orange and yellow.
The genera name means
'impatience', referring to the fruits which pops when ripe and
touched. The species name from Greek gomphos; 'tooth,
peg, bolt, bond' and Latin; phylla; 'leaves' for the edges of the