Fuchsia paniculata Lindl., Gard. Chron. 1856: 301 1856. (syn: Fuchsia amoena hort. ex DC.; Fuchsia arborea Sessé & Moc.; Fuchsia arborescens Sims; Fuchsia arborescens var. megalantha J. D. Sm.; Fuchsia arborescens f. parva Munz; Fuchsia arborescens var. syringiflora Lem.; Fuchsia arborescens f. tenuis Munz; Fuchsia hamellioides Moc. & Sesse ex G. Don; Fuchsia liebmannii Leveille; Fuchsia racemosa Sesse & Moc. ex G. Don; Fuchsia syringaeflora (Lem.) Carr.; Schufia arborescens Spach);      
Mexico (Chiapas, Colima, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico
State, Michoacan, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Sinaloa, Veracruz), Guatemala,
Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia (I), Azores (I)
(Sao Miguel Isl. (I)), Madeira (I) (Madeira Isl. (I)), Hawaii (I) (Hawaii Isl.
(I) (Kilauea Forest Reserve (I), Thurston Lava Tube) (I)), Java (I), Sri Lanka
(I),
USA (I) (California (I))
as per Catalogue of life;

Requesting to please ID this plant captured in the Ooty Botanical Gardens, Ooty in November 2013.


This plant belongs to Rubiaceae. But I am unable to identify it. Being cultivated in Ooty Botanical Garden, it may be an introduced garden plant. The garden authorities may probably be able provide the identity.


Can this be Fuchsia arborescens?
TopTropicals Fuchsia arborescens.


My initial guess was also Pavetta-like ornamental, (Rubiaceae).

But … suggestion of Fuchsia arborescens seems very likely.
The flower and inflorescence structure in the first and second pictures show the two layers of 4-merous perianth, narrow corolla tube and a calyx/ hypanthium similar to the common garden species Fuchsia 
Also closely matched to the image of F. arborescens linked below:
Thanks for the introduction to this species from Ooty BG.


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Please help me in identifying this Rubiaceae shrub. I saw this roadside, near a private property.
… also posted the same plant in our group for identification.
Height: 1.5 metre
Leaf: 15 cm long; 3 leafs in a node
Date: 06 January 2014
Place: Ooty town, Nilgiris
Alt.: c. 2000 m asl


This is closely related to the genus Palicourea of the Rubiaceae, I suppose. More  suggestions are invited from our learned community…


Fuchsia arborescens as per thread herein.


Many thanks … for the identification. I got misled by the interpetiolar stipule and now I know it is Fuchsia of Onagraceae.


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