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Balsaminaceae

Impatiens L.

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  1. Impatiens ahernii Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 284; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 518; --Type: FB 3367 Ahern’s collector (NY, US, iso), Luzon: Rizal prov., Bosoboso, Sep-1905. LUZON: Rizal. In shaded places on or about limestone cliffs at low and medium elevation.
  2. Impatiens balsamina L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 938; --Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 307; EPFP 2 (1923) 518. Native of India, now cultivated in all warm countries. Cultivated. Fairly common in cultivation in different forms, sometimes occurring as an escape in waste places. Photos
  3. Impatiens barnesii Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 284; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 519; --Type: FB 954 Barnes (NY, US, syn), Luzon: Benguet prov., May/June-1904. LUZON: Benguet. On or about limestone boulders on open slopes, 1200-1500m.
  4. Impatiens klemmeana Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 284; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 520; --Type: Merrill 4301 (NY, syn), Luzon: Benguet prov., Bued River, Oct/Nov-1905. LUZON: Mountain Province, Benguet (Bued River). Open banks and cliffs, 750-1500m.
  5. Impatiens loheri Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 285; --Merr., EPFP 2(1923) 520; --Type: Merrill 4547 (NY, syn), Luzon: District of Lepanto (possibly western part of present-day Mountain Province), Nov-1905. LUZON: Mountain Province, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya. Ravines in mossy forest, 1800-2200m. Photos
  6. Impatiens manillensis Walp., Nov. Act. Acad. Nat. Cur. 19 Suppl. 1 (1843) 317; --Merr., EPFP (1923) 520. --?Impatiens biganensis Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 283; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 519. --?Impatiens cleistogama Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 285; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 519. --?Impatiens cryptogama Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 285; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 519. --Impatiens curranii Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 285; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 519. --Impatiens caviteana Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 283; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 519; --Type: Merrill 4179 (US, iso), Luzon: Cavite prov., Maragondon, Jul-1905. LUZON: Rizal, Cavite. Cliffs and shady stream embankments, 100-340m.
  7. Impatiens platypetala Lindl., Bot. Reg. (1846) t. 68. --Impatiens hutchinsonii Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 283; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 520. --Impatiens montalbana Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 285; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 520, as ‘montalbanica’; --Type: Loher 1652 (US, syn), Luzon: Rizal prov., Monte de la cueva de Montalban, 26-Oct-1890; Merrill 6235 (NY, syn), Luzon: Rizal prov., Montalban, Nov-1908. --Impatiens pubisepala Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 284; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 520. --Impatiens quercetorum Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 284; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 520. --Impatiens elmeri Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 284; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 519; --Type: BS 31916 J.K. Santos (NY, iso), Luzon: Benguet prov., Pauai, Apr/Jun-1919. --Impatiens mearnsii Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 284; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 520; --Type: BS 3416 Mearns (US, iso), Luzon: Benguet prov., May-1907. --Impatiens burkei Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 283; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 519; --Impatiens clemensae Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 283; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 519. --Impatiens merrillii Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 283; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 520. Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Philippines, Sulawesi, Moluccas. LUZON: Benguet, Rizal, MINDORO: Mindoro Oriental (Mt Halcon), PANAY, MINDANAO: Misamis Occidental (Mt Malindang), Lanao, Bukidnon, Davao (Mt Apo), Agusan. Damp forests and shaded streams, on limestone cliffs, 300-2400m. Photos.
  8. Impatiens polyactina Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 283; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 520; --Type: R.S. Williams 2012 (NY, US, iso), Luzon: Benguet prov., Kias Hill (Baguio), Benguet Road, 28-Dec-1904. LUZON: Benguet. Open slopes, c. 1200m.
  9. Impatiens ramosii Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 285; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 520; --Type: BS 4573 Ramos (US, syn), Luzon: Rizal prov., Bosoboso, Aug-1907. LUZON: Rizal. Along streams at medium elevation.
  10. Impatiens rizaliana Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 284; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 520; --Type: Merrill  6234 (US, iso), Luzon: Rizal prov., Montalban, Nov-1908. LUZON: Rizal. On and about limestone cliffs in shaded places, c. 150m.
  11. Impatiens walleriana Hook.f., Fl. Trop. Afr. 1 (1868) 302. Naturalized in the Philippines. Widespread at higher elevation in Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental were it is found in the forested slopes near waterways. Also found on Mt. Banahaw (Luzon) (Derek Cabactulan, pers. comm. 5-Oct-15). Photos
Doubtful or insufficiently known species:
  1. Impatiens filicaulis Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 285; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 519. LUZON: Rizal (Montalban).
  2. Impatiens vidalii Hook.f., Kew Bull. (1909) 284; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 520. PANAY: Iloilo (Miag-ao).

Literature

Grey-Wilson, C. 1980. Kew Bull. 34: 661-668.

Grey-Wilson, C. 1989. Kew Bull. 44: 67-106.

Shimizu, T. 1970. South East Asian Studies 8: 187-217.

Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines. www.philippineplants.org

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Last updated 21 October 2017