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Balsaminaceae

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The 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.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

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.

10 Main Hotspots

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.

Data Source

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)

Last Updated: 18 December 2018