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Family Profile

Balsaminaceae

Family Description

A family of four genera and about 600 species, cosmopolitan chiefly in the tropics and subtropics; one genus has become naturalized in Australia.

Genera

Impatiens - A genus of about 600 species mainly in tropical regions of Africa and Asia; one species has become naturalised in Australia. Hastings (1992).

References

Hastings, S.M. (1992). Balsaminiaceae. In Harden, G.J. (Ed.) 'Flora of New South Wales.' Vol. 3, (New South Wales University Press: Kensington.), p. 2.