William Botting Hemsley, 1897
Eastern South Africa
Pink - Rosy
Impatiens flanaganÍae - don't know where KEW get
the "i" from...
This member of the Balsaminaceae
family was given this name by
William Botting Hemsley
in 1897. It is found
near Port St. Johns, Eastern Cape; South Africa, growing in a well drained
and rather rich soil with
some to lots of water and some sun. The tubers can grow into a
cluster, each sixteen
centimetre in diameter , the entire plant to 90 centimetres in
large flowers are pink to rosy.
The genera name means
'impatience', referring to the fruits which pops when ripe and
touched. The species name, flanaganiae referring to Mrs Flanagan, the
name of the lady who discovered it in the Eastern Cape.