Deppea splendens

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Golden fuchsia
Csapodya splendens BOGA Bern 3.jpg

Extinct in the Wild (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Deppea
D. splendens
Binomial name
Deppea splendens
Breedlove & Lorence

Csapodya splendens

Deppea splendens (syn. Csapodya splendens), the golden fuchsia, is a species of flowering plant in the family Rubiaceae. It grows to 12–15 feet (3.7–4.6 m) tall; with it’s appearance reminiscent of a small tree or large shrub, and bears gold and pink flowers.

It has been extinct in the wild since its habitat was cleared for farmland. It was once native to Chiapas, Mexico, but is now found solely in horticulture.

Dennis Breedlove, the discoverer, returned to California with some Csapodya splendens seeds in 1981. It is now grown in the San Francisco Conservatory of flowers inside the Highland Tropics gallery and some samples are being grown in the Huntington Gardens, in Southern California .[2][circular reference


  1. S2CID 243667488.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link
  2. ^ Bourell, Mona. "Deppea splendens".