6907.000 Hoya R. Br.

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Description of the genus

Climbing shrubs. Leaves opposite, thickly-textured, glabrous. Inflorescences axillary, consisting of dense umbels. Calyx small. Corolla rotate, fleshy, deeply 5-lobed, white to pinkish. Corona of 5 fleshy lobes spreading, star-like. Follicles glabrous.

Derivation of name: After Thomas Hoy, gardener to the Duke of Northumberland at the end of the 18th century.

Worldwide: c. 70 species from Indomalesia to the Pacific

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Insects associated with this genus:
Tirumala petiverana (Blue monarch, Dappled monarch) Larval foodplant
Hoya carnosa

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

carnosa (L.f.) R. Br.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Hoya:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Hoya

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hoya
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hoya
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hoya
Wikipedia: Hoya
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hoya
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hoya

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Hoya.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1167, retrieved 27 November 2022

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