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Stem: lower generally with adventitious roots.
Leaf: alternate, opposite, or whorled; stipules 0 or gland-like.
Flower: variously spotted or lined; sepals 3, lateral 2 greatly reduced, ± green, lower with nectar spur, not green; petals apparently 3, lateral 2 forming a lip, upper 1 a banner over mouth of tube.
Seed: 1–7, green to black, ridged or papillate.
± 850 species: tropics, warm temperate, Eurasia, Africa, boreal Am. (Latin: impatient, from explosive fruit) [Zika 2006 Novon 16:443–448]
Unabridged references: [Zika 2006 J Torrey Bot Soc 133:593–600; Zika, P. F. 2006. Impatiens ×pacifica (Balsaminaceae), a new hybrid jewelweed from the Pacific Northwest coast of North America. Novon 16: 443–448; Zika, P. F. 2006. The status of Impatiens capensis (Balsaminaceae) on the Pacific Northwest coast. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 133: 593–600.]
1. Fls yellow-orange (pink, cream), with dark red marks or not; leaves acute, entire to coarse-crenate; stipules 0 ..... [I. capensis]
1' Fls white, pink, or purple, with yellow or dark purple marks or not; leaves acute to acuminate, serrate; stipules gland-like
2. Taper to flower spur gradual, spur ± straight, 10–10 mm; leaves alternate; stipules dome-shaped, unlobed, < 1 mm..... I. balfourii
2' Taper to flower spur abrupt, spur ± recurved, 5–6 mm; leaves opposite or whorled; stipules oblong, lobed or not, 2–4 mm..... I. glandulifera
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