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(First upload on September 6 2009. Last on February 21 2019) [ 日本語 | English ]

Impatiens balfourii Hook. f.






Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

[Engler's syllabus (エングラー体系)]

Balsaminaceae L. (ツリフネソウ)


Balsaminaceae, Touch-me-not
Annual or perennial
Leaf: no stipules
Flower: bilateral symmetry, hermaphrodite, 5 base number
Ovary: superior, 5 chambers
Genera
Impatiens (ツリフネソウ)
Impatientella (including in Impatiens)
Semeiocardium (including in Impatiens)
Hydrocera

Impatiens L. (ツリフネソウ) in Japan


I. balfourii Hook. f. (ハナツリフネソウ), exotic
I. glandulifera Royle (オニツリフネソウ), exotic
I. hypophylla Makino (ハガクレツリフネ), not in Hokkaido

var. microhypophylla (Nakai) Hara (エンシュウツリフネソウ)

I. noli-tangere L. (キツリフネ)
I. textori(i) Miq. (ツリフネソウ)
Gardening
I. balsamina L. (Housenka, ホウセンカ, 鳳仙花, Rose balsam)
I. walleriana Hook. f. (アフリカホウセンカ)
Canada
I. glandulifera Royle (カザリツリフネソウ *)
  • Akiyama, S. 1998. A taxonomic note on Impatiens hypophylla MAKINO and I. microhypophylla NAKAI (Balsaminaceae). Memoirs of the National Science Museum 30: 43-56

Impatiens balfourii in Hokkaido


Hanatsurifunesou (ハナツリフネソウ, 花釣船草), Balfour's touch-me-not
Genpei-tsurifune (ゲンペイツリフネ, 源平釣船)
Lifeform: annual forb ≈ 50 cm tall
Origin: native to Himalayas (exotic to Japan)

Hokkaido Blue List: B → Japan, firstly reported from Sapporo in 1998 (Akiyama 1999)

Habitat: roadsides (probaly escaped from gardening)

HUSTEP: Plants and Plant communities in Japan (flora list)
Nature in the eco-campus of HU - introduction to botany (北大エコキャンパスの自然 - 植物学入門)

Seed dispersal: self
Use: gardening
索引

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ST4 ST5 ST
[1/2] in a wasteland close to the North 12th Station of subway, Sapporo. [1] on May 30 2106. [2] on June 21 2016. [3] at N24/W2, North Ward, Sapporo, on August 31 2009. When I saw the plant, I thought it was I. textorii. The differences from I. textorii are that the flower composes of one white sepal forming a long, thin spur, and two yellow-dotted lavender petals extending from the mouth. [4/5] alogn the Soseri River at N10/W1, North Ward, Sapporo, on September 2 2014. [6] near the north gate of Fuji Women's University, North Ward, Sapporo, on July 15 2016.

Impatiens glandulifera in Canada


Impatiens glandulifera Royle
Kazaritsurifunesou * (カザリツリフネソウ, 飾釣船草), ornamental jewelweed (* tentative translation)
Lifeform: annual forb
Distribution: Himalayas → widespread as an exotic in the Northern Hemisphere
Habitat: bushes
Synonyms:

Balsamina glandulifera (Royle) Ser.
Impatiens roylei Walp.

ST1 ST2 ST3
[1-3] along a paved road near a harbor in Saint John, New Brunswick, eastern Canada, on September 19 2014. The plants established with P. cuspidatum.

Impatiens walleriana Hook. f. in Hokkaido


Afurikahousenka (アフリカホウセンカ, 阿弗利加鳳仙花), busy lizzie (British Isles), balsam, sultana or simply impatiens
Lifeform: perennial forb (treated as annual for gardening)
Distribution: Kenya - Tanzania - Mozambique
Habitat: escaped
Leaf: semi-succulent
Synonyms:

Impatiens sultani Hook. f.

Cultivars: blackberry ice, confection, eclipse, elfin white, extra dwarf, fiesta ole (double-flowered), lipstick, red star, wink and blink, etc.

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[1-3] under a street tree in front of Hokuren Learning Center, East Ward, Sapporo, on October 13 2018.

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