Fuchsia corymbiflora Ruiz. & Pav.

Frost-tender, erect or climbing shrub with opposite leaves, to 19cm long, and arching to pendant, terminal racemes of narrowly funnel-shaped flowers with pale pink to vermillion tubes and sepals, to 5cm long, in summer, followed by reddish-purple berries.  To 4m.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘A noble species one of the finest of its race.’  [OFG f.29/1853].  It was figured in the Botanical Register in 1840 and the Floricultural Cabinet in 1841, the latter commenting: ‘This splendid plant was imported by John Standish, nurseryman, Bagshot.  Each flower is rather longer than fulgens, the calyx of a deep red colour, and quite reflexed; the corolla is nearly one inch long, of a crimson scarlet. and exceedingly like the calyx of a common Fuchsia.’  [FC p.1/1841].  ‘The splendid plant here represented has now been for some time known in our gardens; but is not on that account the less deserving a figure in the present work, nor of the high number of plates to which the work has attained. It is the most splendid of all our known species of Fuchsia, of free growth, and a ready and constant flowerer, except in the winter months, when, in the greenhouse at least, it loses most of its foliage, and has a shabby appearance : but, in the spring, it is rapidly clothed again with leaves, and the plants may then be put into the open border with safety, and are soon loaded with their pendant, copious, large, and graceful flowers.’  [BM t.4000/1843].  Flore des Serres figured the variety alba.  [FS f.547/1850].  Introduced to Britain in 1840.  [JD].  Don.  BR f.70/1840.  FC p.255/1840.  BF pl.17/1841.  MB p.7/1841.  

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.469/1850].


Published Aug 13, 2009 - 04:27 PM | Last updated Mar 14, 2010 - 11:24 AM

Figured are leaves and a raceme of narrowly funnel-shaped vermillion flowers.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine t.4000, 1843.

Fuchsia corymbiflora Ruiz. & Pav. | BM t.4000/1843 | BHL

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Family Onagraceae
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Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia corymbiflora 

Confidence level high