Fuchsia corymbiflora Ruiz. & Pav. var. alba Harrison

See Fuchsia corymbiflora Ruiz. & Pav. for a description and history of the species.  Fuchsia corymbiflora alba is similar to the type but the calyx tube and lobes are almost white.  [RHSD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

The first reference to corymbiflora alba that I have found is Harrison in the Floricultural Cabinet, p.97, 1849, including a figure that I have not yet sighted.  Harrison’s figure is taken from plants grown by John Salter in 1849 in London from plants obtained from continental Europe.  [Quoted in the Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden vol.69, p.163/1982].  It is also mentioned in Allegmeine Gatrenzeitung, p.247, 1849, with no details, as a new plant from England.

History at Camden Park

The only reference is a handwritten entry in a copy of the 1850 catalogue held at the Mitchell Library and inscribed on the front Wm. Macarthur 23rd Dec. 1854 [ML 635.9m].  Almost certainly grown in the gardens at this time.


Published Aug 13, 2009 - 04:56 PM | Last updated Sep 05, 2011 - 02:09 PM

More details about Fuchsia corymbiflora Ruiz. & Pav. var. alba Harrison
Family Onagraceae
Region of origin


Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia corymbiflora alba


Confidence level high