Fuchsia boliviana Carrière, Rev. Hort. 48: 150 1876. (Syn: Fuchsia boliviana var. luxurians I.M.Johnst.; Fuchsia boliviana f. puberulenta Munz; Fuchsia cuspidata Fawc. & Rendle; Fuchsia lenneana Warcz. [Invalid]);
Vine Fuchsia, Peruvian Berrybush, Fuchsia boliviana;
S-Peru, Bolivia (Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz, Tarija), Argentina
(Catamarca, Jujuy, Salta, Tucuman), Costa Rica (I), Ecuador (I), Guatemala (I),
Jamaica (I), El Salvador (I), Colombia (I), Java (I), Sri Lanka (I), La Runion
(I), Azores (I) (Sao Miguel Isl. (I), Terceira (I), Graciosa (I), Sao Jorge (I),
Pico (I)), Madeira (I) (Madeira Isl. (I)), Canary Isl. (I) (Gran Canaria (I)),
Hawaii (I) (Kauai (I) (Koke`e) (I)), Mexico (I), Venezuela (I), USA (I)
(California (I)) as per Catalogue of life;
Fuchsia boliviana is a species of Fuchsia native to southern Peru, Bolivia and northern Argentina.
It is a medium evergreen shrub, growing to 2–4 m tall, rarely to 6 m, with a spreading, open habit. It has large, hairy mid-green leaves and red petioles. It has large drooping corymbs up to 20 cm long borne in late summer and autumn of scarlet red flowers with the individual flowers 3–7 cm long. A white-flowering form exists named ‘Alba’, with a white tube and scarlet petals. After flowering it bears small red-purple, edible fruit 10–26 mm long.
Fuchsia boliviana is widely grown in shade or part-shade in cooler, subtropical climates. Plants require protection from direct sun and temperatures exceeding 40 °C. The plants are hardy to about -4 °C for short periods. Propagation is by seed or cuttings.
(From Wikipedia on 26.7.14)
IND 15 8/7/14 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Can you please ID this small bushy plant with pinkish flowers with long corolla tubes. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in March 2014.
May be some passiflora?
It seemed to be a Fuchsia Species to me.
On searching, looks like Bolivian Fuchsia, Fuchsia boliviana alba.