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NZ Plants

Fuchsia perscandens

Evening primrose family: Onagraceae

Fuschia perscandens is a small bush or scrambling plant with thin, obscurely toothed and oval leaves.
An endemic species found throughout New Zealand as isolated populations in coastal scrub and forest margins.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: bush to scrambling  up to 3 m

Arrangement of parts: symmetric


Flower size: 4-7 mm diam. x 7 mm long

Leaf form: undivided, oval

Sepals: 4, red, orange, green

Leaf size: 15-30 mm

Petals: 4, dark purple

Leaf arrangement: singly along stem

Sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Leaf attachment: stipule

Stamens: 8

Leaf margin: toothed

Ovary: below the petals

Leaf surface: hairs

Fruit: fleshy