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Thursday, 20 August 2020

FFF 455 - FUCHSIA

Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in about 1696–1697 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier during his third expedition to the Greater Antilles. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566).

There are currently almost 110 recognised species of Fuchsia. The vast majority are native to South America, but with a few occurring north through Central America to Mexico, and also several from New Zealand to Tahiti. One species, F. magellanica, extends as far as the southern tip of South America, occurring on Tierra del Fuego in the cool temperate zone, but the majority are tropical or subtropical. Most fuchsias are shrubs from 0.2–4 m tall, but one New Zealand species, the kĊtukutuku (F. excorticata), is unusual in the genus in being a tree, growing up to 12–15 metres tall.

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3 comments:

  1. I hope you are fine.
    Take care, Nicole

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  2. Beautiful blooms of Fuchsia ...It would be my pleasure if you join my link up party related to gardening here http://jaipurgardening.blogspot.com/2020/08/garden-affair-link-up-party.html

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  3. I think the only time I might have seen fuchsia is in a massive Japanese nursery. Thanks for posting something beautifully unique, and I hope you like one of my favourite Japanese gardens. :)

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