Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants, mostly shrubs, and can grow long shoots, which were identified by Charles Plumier in the late-17th century, and named by Plumier in 1703 after the German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566). The English name fuchsias is frequently misspelled “fuschias”.
There are about 100–110 species of Fuchsia. The great majority are native to South America, but with a few occurring north through Central America to Mexico, and also several from New Zealand, and Tahiti. One species, Fuchsia magellanica, extends as far as the southern tip of South America, occurring on Tierra del Fuego in the cool temperate zone, but the majority are tropical or subtropical. Most fuchsias are shrubs from 0.2–4 m (8 in-13 ft) tall, but one New Zealand species, Kotukutuku (Fuchsia excorticata), is unusual in the genus in being a tree, growing up to 12–15 m (39-49 ft) tall.

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  • Margot Kiesskalt
    Margot Kiesskaltabout 6 years ago

    Incredibly beautiful image Tom. It is both technically and artistically excellent!

  • Thanks MK :-) :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • maka1967
    maka1967about 6 years ago

    lovely flower. beautiful neat shot.

  • Thanks Maka :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • Elenne Boothe
    Elenne Bootheabout 6 years ago


  • Thanks Elenne :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • Matt Sillence
    Matt Sillenceabout 6 years ago

    Lovely image here Tom … great and well done

  • Thanks matt:-)

    – Tom Newman

  • Fiona MacNab
    Fiona MacNababout 6 years ago


  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 6 years ago

    Really pretty and a beautiful shot.

  • Cheri  McEachin
    Cheri McEachinabout 6 years ago


  • Kathryn Potempski
    Kathryn Potempskiabout 6 years ago

    your expertize shine again Tom,superb work

  • Camerashy
    Camerashyabout 6 years ago

    Tom, another gem……stunning

  • Luis Correia
    Luis Correiaabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot,nice lighting.

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