Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Fuchsia magellanica
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Onagraceae -- The Evening Primrose Family Bibliography
      Fuchsia magellanica

Common name(s): lady's eardrops, earring flower, hardy fuchsia, kulapepeiao
General Information
DistributionNative to southern South America.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kaua`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Small shrubs; stems long, arcuate, 1-2.5(-4) m long.
Leaves in whorls of 3-4 per node or sometimes opposite, ovate to lanceolate, 2.5-6 cm long, 1-2 cm wide, margins serrate, petioles 0.5-1 cm long.
Flowers perfect, axillary and pendent, peduncles 3-4.5 cm long, floral tube magenta, 10-13 mm long, sepals magenta, 20-25 mm long, petals dark purple, convolute after anthesis, 10-13 mm long, stamens exserted, filaments 25-30 mm long.
Berries ellipsoid, 10-15 mm long.
2n = 22, 44