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Author: William Grant Craib, 1926
Origin:  Thailand, Malaysia
Soil:  Rich - Limestone Gravel
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  30-50 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow - Orange / Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Balsaminaceae family was given this name by William Grant Craib in 1926. It is found in Thailand and Malaysia, growing in a well drained mix of limestone gravel and organic material with quite some water and little sun. The caudex can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 30 or even 50 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow to orange, and might have red spots.

The genera name means 'impatience', referring to the fruits which pops when ripe and touched. The species name means 'unimagined'.