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Author: Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1868
Origin:  Central Ethiopia
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  100 Centimetres
Flower:  Salmon Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Ethiopian Impatiens, Roth's Impatiens
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Balsaminaceae family was given this name by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1868. It is found in central Ethiopia, growing in a rich soil with lots of water and some sun. The caudex can grow to seven centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 100 centimetres in height. The flowers are salmon pink.

The genera name means 'impatience', referring to the fruits which pops when ripe and touched. The species is named after Albrecht Wilhelm Roth, 1757-1834, a German botanist.

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