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Description

Herbs, sometimes shrubby, with often succulent stems. Leaves alternate, opposite or whorled, simple. Inflorescences axillary, less often terminal or solitary. Flowers bisexual, zygomorphic. Sepals 3(5), the posterior large, petaloid and nearly always spurred, the lateral small. Petals 5, the anterior one always large, flat or helmet-shaped; the 4 lower ones usually connate in pairs, usually deeply 2-lobed. Stamens 5. Ovary superior, 5-locular. Fruit a capsule.
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Distribution

Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Balsaminaceae A. Rich.:
Mexico (Mesoamerica)
Panama (Mesoamerica)
Colombia (South America)

Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
                                        
Specimen Records:97Public Records:51
Specimens with Sequences:83Public Species:31
Specimens with Barcodes:80Public BINs:0
Species:37         
Species With Barcodes:33         
          
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Barcode data

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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Balsaminaceae

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Wikipedia

Balsaminaceae

The Balsaminaceae (commonly known as the balsam family) are a family of dicotyledonous plants, comprising two genera and 850+ species, all but one of which belong to the genus Impatiens. The flowering plants may be annual or perennial and are found throughout temperate and tropical regions, including North America, Asia, Europe and Africa.

Notable members of the family (all Impatiens) include jewelweed and busy Lizzie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
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