Fuchsia triphylla

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Fuchsia triphylla
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Fuchsia triphylla, Linn. Fig. 1606. Low and bushy (18 in. high), pubescent: Ivs. often in 3's, small, oblanceolate, petiolate, dentate, green above and purple pubescent beneath: fls. 1 ½ in. long, in terminal racemes, cinnabar- red, the long tube enlarging towards the top; petals very short; stamens 4, not exserted. St. Domingo, W. Indies. B.M. 6795. Gn. 41:32. I.H. 43, p. 94. G.M. 49:333. Gn.W. 5:389.—Known in botanical collections and sparingly in the trade. The species has a most interesting history, for which see the citations made above. Upon this plant Plumier founded the genus Fuchsia in 1703, giving a rude drawing of it. Upon Plumier's description and picture Linnaeus founded his F. triphylla. Plumier's figure is so unlike existing fuchsias that there has been much speculation as to the plant he meant to portray. No fuchsia was known to have four stamens or to be native to the W. Indies. In 1877 Hemsley wrote of it: "The figure, however, is so rude that nobody, I believe, has been able to identify it with any living or dried plant. Possibly it is not a fuchsia at all in the sense of the present application of the name, for it is represented as having only four stamens." But in 1873, Thomas Hogg, of New York, secured seeds of a St. Domingo fuchsia which turns out to be Plumier's original, thus bringing into cult, a plant that had been unknown to science for 170 years. It came to the attention of botanists in 1882. For a discussion of further confusion in the history of this plant, see Hemsley, G.C. II. 18, pp. 263-4. CH

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