Cumulative DatasetThe Impatiens dataset covers 493 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 138 Impatiens taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 1241 records.
Both Species Diversity and Endemism are centred around the Rift Valley system and the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tropical East Africa. There is also a second centre of diversity and endemism in Central West Africa.
The main hotspots are on the Zaire/Rwanda/Burundi/Uganda border, and the Eastern arc mountains of Tanzania. There is also a hotspot in Cameroon.
The sources of the Impatiens distribution data are:
Grey-Wilson, C. (1980) Impatiens of Africa. A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam.
C.Frimodt-Moller Master’s Thesis, (c/o Anne-Marie Burger, Botanical Museum of Copenhagen)