Vine Fuchsia
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Vine Fuchsia
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Vine Fuchsia, Peruvian Berrybush • Hindi: फ़्यूक्सिया fyooksia
Botanical name: Fuchsia corymbiflora    Family: Onagraceae (Evening primrose family)

Vine Fuchsia is a species of Fuchsia from Peru that grows like a vine and has hanging clusters of long tubular flowers. Racemes of red, tubular flowers with reflexed red sepals and scarlet petals occur at the end of branches. Flowers are followed by 1-inch long pinkish-red edible, tasty fruit. Fuchsia, named after Leonhart Fuchs (1501-66), a German herbalist and physician, is properly pronounced FEWK-see-ah. However, English-speaking people pronounce it FEW-shah.
Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Ukhrul, Manipur.
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