impatiens flower with long nectar spur, photo © Michael Plagens

Bilaterally symetric flower with a long curved nectary spur. Elyptical, sharply serrate leaves. Kakamega Forest.

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Hooker's Impatiens ?

Impatiens in an Eldoret area garden, photo © Michael Plagens

This impatiens has all white flowers and lance-shaped, serrated leaves. Might be non-native in cultivation only.

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Impatiens #3

Mostly white Impatiens marked with pink, photo © Michael Plagens

Rusty pubescence on the calyx of this mostly white-flowered Impatien from Kitale.

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Impatiens #4

Mostly pink Impatiens marked with pink, photo © Michael Plagens

Large pink bloom on meter-tall plant with dark green crenate-edged leaves.

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Impatiens #6

Possible Impatiens hoehnelii © Michael Plagens

Long hairs on the spur, flower base and the peduncle. Middle montane elevations.

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Red Impatiens

Lipstick Red Impatiens fischeri © Michael Plagens

Glossy red flowers with a long, curling spur that gradually narrows towards the tip. Middle montane elevations.

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 29 Dec. 2015,
updated 18 Nov. 2017.

By no means am I an expert on the Natural History of Kenya because I am new to exploring this part of the World. By creating a page for the species as I encounter them I am teaching myself, sharing with others and happy to receive feedback from web site visitors.