Fuchsia serratifolia Ruiz & Pav. var. multiflora

See Fuchsia serratifolia Ruiz & Pav.  The variety Fuchsia serratifolia multiflora was described in the Floricultural Cabinet: ‘The handsome species most of our readers know, the present variety is a good acquisition.  The flowers are a little less than the former, the tube two inches long, of a pretty rosy-lilac colour, and the corolla a light orange.  The plant blooms much more freely than the original species.  It merits a place in every collection.’ [FC p.267/1851].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

Multiflora is figured in the British Florist.  [BF pl.80/1845].  

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.94/1850].  Fuchsia serratifolia multiflora was obtained from Veitch’s Nursery, brought out from England by Captain P. P. King in 1849.  Believed by Macarthur to be scarce in the colony although not a new introduction.  In the confirmatory list sent to King Macarthur also records receiving Fuchsia serratifolia from Kew Gardens.  He considered this form new to the colony.  [ML A1980-3].


Published Aug 19, 2009 - 05:27 PM | Last updated Mar 14, 2010 - 11:15 AM

Figured is a fuchsia with long pink tubes, green-tipped sepals and orange corolla.  British Florist pl.80, 1845.

Fuchsia serratifolia Ruiz & Pav. var. multiflora | BF pl.80/1845 | RBGS.  Also included in the figure is a Gesneriad, Siphocampylus coccineus.

More details about Fuchsia serratifolia Ruiz & Pav. var. multiflora
Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

South America

  • Fuchsia denticulata Ruiz. & Pav. var. multiflora
Common Name

Saw-leaved fuchsia, Serrated-leaved fuchsia

Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia serratifolia multiflora 

Confidence level high