5823.000 Fuchsia L.

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Walters, S.M. et al. (eds) (1997) The European Garden Flora. Vol. V. Dicotyledons (Part III). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Erect to climbing shrubs or small trees, sometimes epiphytes or prostrate creepers. Stipules present, usually small and deciduous. Leaves simple, alternate, opposite or whorled. Flowers usually bisexual (if unisexual then plants dioecious), actinomorphic, axillary or borne in racemes or panicles, usually red and pendulous. Hypanthium bell-shaped to tubular. Sepals 4. Petals 0 or 4. Stamens 8. Ovary 4-locular. Fruit a fleshy berry.

Derivation of name: Named after Leonard Fuchs, 1501-1565, German professor of medicine and botanist

Worldwide: c. 105 species in Central and South America.

Zimbabwe: 5 cultivated taxa.

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arborescens Sims
fulgens DC.
magellanica Lam.
splendens Zucc.
triphylla L.

Other sources of information about Fuchsia:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Fuchsia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Fuchsia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Fuchsia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Fuchsia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Fuchsia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Fuchsia
JSTOR Plant Science: Fuchsia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Fuchsia
Plants of the World Online: Fuchsia
Tropicos: Fuchsia
Wikipedia: Fuchsia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Fuchsia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2165, retrieved 4 October 2023

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