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Common name
Fuchsia coccinea , auct. non Sol. ex Aiton
Similar species
Fuchsia boliviana, Fuchsia x exoniensis
Fuchsia magellanica is a shrub with many horticultural varieties. In tropical regions where it has been introduced (such as La Réunion and Hawaii), this rapidly developing plant tends to dominate native plant species. The very dense foliage of Fuchsia magellanica thickets intercept light, thus limiting the development of native understorey plants.

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Compiler: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)


Publication date: 2010-08-16

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2023) Species profile: Fuchsia magellanica. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/speciesname/Fuchsia+magellanica on 27-03-2023.

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9 references found for Fuchsia magellanica

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Hivert, J. 2003. Plantes exotiques envahissantes - Etat des m�thodes de lutte mise en oeuvre par l Office National des For�ts � La R�union. ONF R�union.
Summary: Synth�se des m�thodes de lutte employ�es par l ONF � la R�union contre une vingtaine de plantes exotiques envahissantes.
IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)., 2010. A Compilation of Information Sources for Conservation Managers.
Summary: This compilation of information sources can be sorted on keywords for example: Baits & Lures, Non Target Species, Eradication, Monitoring, Risk Assessment, Weeds, Herbicides etc. This compilation is at present in Excel format, this will be web-enabled as a searchable database shortly. This version of the database has been developed by the IUCN SSC ISSG as part of an Overseas Territories Environmental Programme funded project XOT603 in partnership with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment. The compilation is a work under progress, the ISSG will manage, maintain and enhance the database with current and newly published information, reports, journal articles etc.
Varnham, K. 2006. Non-native species in UK Overseas Territories: a review. JNCC Report 372. Peterborough: United Kingdom.
Summary: This database compiles information on alien species from British Overseas Territories.
Available from: http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-3660 [Accessed 10 November 2009]
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Baret, S., Rouget, M., Richardson, D. M., Lavergne, C., Egoh, B., Dupont, J., & Strasberg, D. 2006. Current distribution and potential extent of the most invasive alien plant species on La R�union (Indian Ocean, Mascarene islands). Austral Ecology, 31, 747-758.
Summary: L objectif de ce papier est d identifier les zones prioritaires en mati�re de gestion des invasions biologiques � La R�union en mod�lisant la distribution actuelle et potentiellle d une s�lection de plantes parmi les plus envahissantes.
Conservatoire Botanique National De Mascarin (BOULLET V. coord.) 2007. - Fuchsia magellanica Index de la flore vasculaire de la R�union (Trach�ophytes) : statuts, menaces et protections. - Version 2007.1
Summary: Base de donn�es sur la flore de La R�union. De nombreuses informations tr�s utiles.
Available from: http://flore.cbnm.org/index2.php?page=taxon&num=32cbf687880eb1674a07bf717761dd3a [Accessed 7 April 2008]
ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), 2008. Online Database Fuchsia magellanica Lam.
Summary: An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. In addition links are provided to retrieve biological records and collection information from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal and bioscience articles from BioOne journals.
Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=27639 [Accessed 11 March 2008]
Macdonald, I.A.W., Th�baud, C., Strahm, W.A., & Strasberg, D. 1991. Effects on alien plant invasions on native v�g�tation remnants on La Reunion (Mascarene Islands, Indian Ocean). Environmental Conservation, 18, 51-61.
Summary: Cet article est le premier � proposer une hi�rarchisation des plantes les plus envahissantes de La R�union. 33 plantes ont �t� ainsi class�es en utilisant une m�thode d�velopp�e en Afrique du Sud. Les bases d une strat�gie de lutte contre les plantes exotiques envahissantes sont �galement formul�es.
PIER (Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk), 2006. Fuchsia magellanica
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/pier/species/fuchsia_magellanica.htm [Accessed 7 April 2008]
Tassin, J., Lavergne, C., Muller, S., Blanfort, V., Baret, S., Le Bourgeois, T., Triolo, J., & Rivi�re, J.-N. 2006. Bilan des connaissances sur les cons�quences �cologiques des invasions de plantes � l��le de La R�union (archipel des Mascareignes, oc�an Indien). Revue d�Ecologie (La Terre et la Vie). 61, 35-51.
Summary: Cet article propose un bilan des m�thodes et des r�sultats relatifs aux �tudes traitant de la connaissance des cons�quences �cologiques des invasions de plantes exotiques.
The following 2 contacts offer information an advice on Fuchsia magellanica
Geographic region: Indian Ocean
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Conservatoire Botanique National de Mascarin
2 rue du P�re Georges Domaine des Colima�ons 97436 SAINT LEU
(33) 02 62 24 92 27
Geographic region: Indian Ocean
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Office National des For�ts
ONF. Domaine Forestier de la Providence, 97488 Saint Denis cedex
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Recommended citation
(2023). Fuchsia magellanica. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).