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Fuchsia procumbens - creeping fuchsia

Evening primrose family: Onagraceae

Fuchsia procumbens is a creeping vine forming large mats of growth on the forest floor or scrambling up adjacent stems and bushes. The bright green leaves are oval to nearly round and thin. Unlike other species of Fuchsia, flowers of F. procumbens face upward.
An endemic species found in the upper half of the North Island.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: scrambling, vine

Arrangement of parts: symmetric


Flower size: 14-20 mm diam. x 10-12 mm  long

Leaf form: undivided, circular

Sepals: 4, orange and green

Leaf size: 7-12 mm

Petals: 0

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