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A Tuberous and Epiphytic New Species of Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) from Southwest Cameroon

Martin Cheek and Eberhard Fischer
Kew Bulletin
Vol. 54, No. 2 (1999), pp. 471-475
Published by: Springer on behalf of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
DOI: 10.2307/4115828
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4115828
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A Tuberous and Epiphytic New Species of Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) from Southwest Cameroon
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Abstract

Impatiens etindensis is described as new from Mt Etinde near Mt Cameroon in southwest Cameroon. It is unusual among African Impatiens in being epiphytic, and unique in its large ellipsoidal or spherical tubers. The new species is illustrated and its ecology and taxonomic affinities are discussed.

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