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Fuchsia magellanica

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Family Onagraceae
Name Fuchsia magellanica var. gracilis
Common Name Fuchsia
Etymology
Fuchsia Named after Leonard Fuchs, 16th century German botanist.
magellanica From Magellan Straits area, Chile (Latinised).

Pictures:
forma "Alba"
  See also:  Fuchsias

This species Fuchsia likes cool moist conditions, but can tolerate full Sun. Most of today's hybrid fuchsias have been bred from this species, though it is hard to imagine how to breed large fully double flowers of today's hybrids from the dainty little flowers of the species.

 forma "Alba"

Name Fuchsia magellanica var. gracilis f. Alba

"Alba" is a pale pink form that has a more vigourous growth habbit.



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