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 taxon.

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

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
carnosa (L.f.) R. Br.CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Hoya:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Hoya

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hoya
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hoya
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hoya
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hoya
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Hoya
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hoya
JSTOR Plant Science: Hoya
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hoya
Plants of the World Online: Hoya
Tropicos: Hoya
Wikipedia: Hoya

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Hoya.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1167, retrieved 9 December 2023

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