Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

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

Family Onagraceae
Region of origin


Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia corymbiflora alba


Confidence level high