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Useful Tropical Plants

Fuchsia loxensis

Kunth

Onagraceae

+ Synonyms

Fuchsia apiculata I.M.Johnst.

Fuchsia hvpoleuca I.M.Johnst.

Fuchsia umbrosa Benth.

Common Name:

Fuchsia loxensis
Flowers
Photograph by: Dick Culbert
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General Information

Fuchsia loxensis is a scandent to mostly erect, evergreen shrub or small tree growing from 1 - 6 metres tall. It is usually densely branched[
430
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 69
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1982
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. This volume contains a treatment of section Fuchsia in the Genus Fuchsia.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It has great potential for use as an ornamental[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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0
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Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].
The plant is somewhat threatened by habitat destruction. It is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

430
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 69
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1982
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. This volume contains a treatment of section Fuchsia in the Genus Fuchsia.

Range

S. America - Ecuador.

Habitat

Locally common in hedgerows, along fields and in thickets; mainly in moderately dry valleys, but also on moister slopes, at elevations from 2,000 - 3,800 metres[
430
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 69
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1982
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. This volume contains a treatment of section Fuchsia in the Genus Fuchsia.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Edibility Rating *
Medicinal Rating *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Prefers a position with some shade[
430
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 69
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1982
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. This volume contains a treatment of section Fuchsia in the Genus Fuchsia.
]. Prefers a moist soil[
430
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 69
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1982
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. This volume contains a treatment of section Fuchsia in the Genus Fuchsia.
].
Fuchsia species flower and fruit mainly on new wood produced in the same growing season. Any pruning, therefore, is best carried out at the start of the growing season, cutting out old wood in order to encourage vigorous new growth[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

Although we have seen no specific mention of this fruit being edible, all members of this genus produce more or less edible, fleshy fruits, though the quality can vary from species to species. There are no reports of any toxicity in the fruits of this genus[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]. The red-purple, ellipsoid fruit is 13 - 18mm long, 7 - 10mm wide[
430
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 69
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1982
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. This volume contains a treatment of section Fuchsia in the Genus Fuchsia.
].

Medicinal

The plant is used locally as a medicine[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
] though stored seed can also be used. Surface sow the seed in a semi-shaded position in a seed tray, gently pressing the seed into the compost, and do not allow the compost to dry out[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. Germination should take place in less than 6 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on until large enough to plant out.
Inter-nodal cuttings of greenwood, 5 - 8cm long in a frame. Quick and easy, a high percentage take[
78
Title
Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers.
Publication
 
Author
Sheat. W. G.
Publisher
MacMillan and Co
Year
1948
ISBN
-
Description
A bit dated but a good book on propagation techniques with specific details for a wide range of plants.
,
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
Inter-nodal cuttings of half-ripe wood in a frame. Very quick and easy, treat as greenwood cuttings above[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
Cuttings usually succeed at any time during the growing season[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
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