Kew Bulletin

, Volume 66, Issue 1, pp 187–190

Impatiens kunyitensis (Balsaminaceae), a new species from Sumatra, Indonesia


DOI: 10.1007/s12225-011-9273-0

Cite this article as:
Utami, N. Kew Bull (2011) 66: 187. doi:10.1007/s12225-011-9273-0


A new species of Impatiens, I. kunyitensis from Kerinci Seblat National Park,West Sumatra, Indonesia is described and illustrated. It has a unique combination of characters, including red and green stems and white flowers in which the lower sepal is bucciniform and abruptly constricted into a curved, short, violet spur. This combination of characters makes determining the relationships of I. kunyitensis difficult.

Key words

Balsaminaceae Impatiens national park taxonomy 

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© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Herbarium Bogoriense - Botany Division, Cibinong Science Center, Research Center For BiologyLIPIBogorIndonesia

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