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Impatiens walleriana
(Busy-lizzy)

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Impatiens walleriana (Busy-lizzy)

Summary

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  • 19 November 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Impatiens walleriana
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Busy-lizzy
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Impatiens walleriana

Preferred Common Name

  • Busy-lizzy

Other Scientific Names

  • Impatiens holstii ENGL. & WARB.
  • Impatiens sultani HOOK.f.

International Common Names

  • English: Patience plant
  • Spanish: Amor de quince

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Fleissiges Lieschen
  • Netherlands: Sultansbalsemien
  • Saint Lucia: busy-lizzie

EPPO code

  • IPAWA (Impatiens walleriana)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Balsaminales
  •                         Family: Balsaminaceae
  •                             Genus: Impatiens
  •                                 Species: Impatiens walleriana

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Asia

JapanPresent
TaiwanPresentIntroduced Invasive Wu et al., 2010

North America

USAUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-ArkansasUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Central America and Caribbean

Costa RicaUnconfirmed record
Saint LuciaPresentIntroducedGraveson, 2012Potential threat in lower montane rainforest

Europe

PolandPresent

Oceania

AustraliaUnconfirmed record
-New South WalesUnconfirmed record
-QueenslandUnconfirmed record

Habitat List

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CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Plasmopara obducens Pathogen

References

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Graveson R, 2012. The Plants of Saint Lucia (in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean). The Plants of Saint Lucia (in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean). http://www.saintlucianplants.com

Kirschner R, 2013. First record of Plasmopara obducens on Impatiens walleriana in Taiwan: a destructive disease of chance of limiting the competitive ability of an invasive plant? Plant Pathology and Quarantine, 3(1):35-39.

Wu ShanHuah; Yang TYA; Teng YungChing; Chang ChihYuan; Yang KuohCheng; Hsieh ChangFu, 2010. Insights of the latest naturalized flora of Taiwan: change in the past eight years. Taiwania, 55(2):139-159.

Links to Websites

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WebsiteURLComment
GISD/IASPMR: Invasive Alien Species Pathway Management Resource and DAISIE European Invasive Alien Species Gatewayhttps://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.m93f6Data source for updated system data added to species habitat list.
Global register of Introduced and Invasive species (GRIIS)http://griis.org/Data source for updated system data added to species habitat list.

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