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


Impatiens kerinciensis from Mt Kunyit, West Sumatra, Indonesia, is newly described and illustrated. The species is characterised by a yellow flower with a red spot on the two lower petals and hairs on the lower sepal, the dorsal petal and the two lateral sepals. This combination of morphological characters was previously unknown. The species is considered local, rarely encountered, and clearly an endemic of Sumatra.

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I would like to thank Prof. Dr Peter C. van Welzen of the National Herbarium of The Netherlands, Leiden University Branch, for reviewing this manuscript. I would also like to acknowledge Mr Wigama Rahman of Ciboda Botanical Garden, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, for his permission to examine his Impatiens collections.

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Utami, N. Impatiens kerinciensis (Balsaminaceae), a new species from Sumatra, Indonesia. Kew Bull 68, 687–688 (2013).

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