6907.000 Hoya R. Br.

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

Goyder, D.J. (2007) Zimbabwean Asclepiadaceae. Unpublished list.

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 R. Br.CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Hoya:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated 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
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hoya
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hoya

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Hoya.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1167, retrieved 7 April 2020

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