Revised 20 September 2016
ASCLEPIAS is a genus of tropical and semitropical American small shrubs - the basis of the family name - Asclepiadaceae. Plant in good soil, in strong light, keep in the open garden during good weather. Monarch Butterfly caterpillars love this one for dinner! Breakfast?
curassavica, L. A- THE BUTTERFLY BUSH. 1/2", brilliant orange and red flowers; 15 - 20 in umbel; leaves lanceolate on a moderate bush. Tropical and semitropical, worldwide.
CALOTROPIS is a genus of tropical shrubs or small trees. Flowers are heavy and thick with a tall corona. Need room and good light. Grow on the dry side. This is not a house plant.
gigantea, R. Brown C- CROWN FLOWER - Either white or lavender, 1" heavy flowers; leaves large, silvery green, partially fuzzy, on a large bush or small tree. Used in lei making here in Hawaii. India, Burma, Indonesia This is really not a house plant.
CENTROSTEMMA is a genus of tropical asclepiads quite different from Hoyas in that the corona is high and pointed, with the inner lobes pointing up and the outer lobes reflexed and spreading. This arrangement makes it look like a SHOOTING STAR. These plants are all tropical bushy plants and need the same treatment as Hoyas. Well established plants can reach 6 ft. across (as I saw at Danum Valley, Sabah, Malaysia). This genus is sometimes listed as a section of the genus Hoya.
multiflora, Blume B-SHOOTING STAR. 3/4", white and buff flowers with corolla bent backwards; 20 in umbel; leaves thin, 5", with or without gray splashes, on a husky bush. Malaysia-Philippines-Borneo. Some consider this to be a Hoya; I dont, so it is back in the proper genus.
DISCHIDIAS are tropical, epiphytic vines that are nearly all myrmecodial (ant harboring). They do best planted on a slab of tree fern or in a basket with a loose mix. Keep in 50% or more sunlight, 50F minimum temperature and 50% humidity. The flowers are all urn-shaped with the top of the corolla split for about 1/4 of the depth - , creating the urn with 5 small petals.
The shingle (imbricate) types must have a nearly flat support otherwise the new leaves will curl up and be much smaller. In nature, ants live under the imbricate leaves that are attached to the support.
acutifolia, Maingay A- Small white flower, purple tipped; 4 in umbel; leaves shiny, medium sized on a clean, small vine. Seed pods like needles. Malaysia
astephana, Scort. D- 1/4" brilliant red flower; leaves 1-1/2" in diameter with prominent bumps, ants under leaves, of course! Peninsular Malaysia
DISCHIDIA ASTEPHANA "Bright star", in Greek
benghalensis, Coleb. A- Very small white flowers; 2-3 in umbel; leaves are thick, nearly always terete on a wild, scrambling, pale (nearly gray) vine with long internodes. India to Malaysia
calva, Kerr C- Small, white flower; 6-8 in umbel; leaves thick, lanceolate, bit wrinkled on a modest good vine. Thailand, Burma, Laos
cleistantha, Livsch. C- 3/8" tall, white and lavender flowers; 8-l0 in umbel; plant much like imbricata. Philippines Must be planted with support.
DISCHIDIA CLEISTANTHA, One of the "biggest flowered" of the genus.
cochleata, Blume D for 6" cutting- Shell-like (as the name says), round, imbricate leaves, flowers cerise with blue tips. Must be planted with support. Not often available. Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia
DISCHIDIA COCHLEATA - Blue tipped cerise flowers
diphylla, Elmer C- white flowers, 2-3 in umbel; growth as imbricata but leaves are the largest of the imbricate group, silvery-green. Philippines
hirsuta, Decne. C- Large flowers for a Dischidia; lavender-pink to yellow; few in umbel; leaves dark green to purple, short stiff hairs. A handsome small vine. Malaysia-Burma-Thailand-Philippines-Borneo
imbricata, Warb. B- Small yellow and white flowers; 5-6 in the umbel; leaves 1", growth like diphylla but dark green. Needs support (shingle-stacked leaves). Malaysia-Thailand-Indonesia Must be planted with support.
lanceolata, Decne. A- Flowers small, white; 6-8 in umbel; leaves, small, lanceolate on a clean small vine. Indonesia
lutescens Zipp. D- As major but with egg-shaped, 2.5 saccate leaves. Timor Must be planted with support.
major, (Vahl) Merr. D- Medium yellow flowers; few in umbel; leaves either flat, 1" or saccate to 4" tall, hollow, light green. See in Exotica III. An ant hotel. Syn rafflesiana. Malaysia to Australia This is a xerophyte. Must be planted with support.
var. IPPS 35, D- Same as typical form, except the saccate leaves are 6" tall and quite flat. Another ant hotel annex - for skinny ants. Dont know country of origin. This is a xerophyte. This is a weirdo! Must be planted with support.
melanesica, Fosberg C- Small ivory-yellow flowers; 3-4 on branched umbel; leaves and growth like diphylla but smaller leaves (1 1/2"). Needs support for the shingle-stacked leaves. Solomon Islands.
nummularia, Brown C- Small white flowers, few in umbel; leaves very small and thick. This plant gets to be so big and heavy that it makes trees collapse in Malaysia, where it is from. This is a succulent but lives with high humidity. Best planted with support.
DISCHIDIA NUMMULARIA from Malaysia and Indonesia
ovata, Benth. C- Quite large yellow-green and purple-striped flowers; several in umbel; leaves 2", with prominent veins, oval, red in sun. The Watermelon Dischidia. A beautiful vine. Australia
DISCHIDIA OVATA, from the Mangrove swamps of Queensland, Australia
rosea, Schl. C- Dark red flowers; leaves 2", lanceolate, curved to boat-shaped, on a moderate vine. Formerly DH# 7 Philippines
ruscifolia, Decne. C- THE MILLION HEARTS DISCHIDIA. Tiniest white flowers; single in umbel; leaves 1/2", heart-shaped, on a modest pendant vine. This is a different Dischidia. Philippines. I think that this is mistakenly called H. ruscifolia.
DISCHIDIA RUSCIFOLIA, growing on a rock, in the hot sun
singularis, Craib D-Very small white flowers; few in umbel; leaves with opposite lobes on the margin, on loose vine. Thailand The only Dischidia with lobed-leaves.
superba, Rintz C- Much like a strong latifolia with darker leaves and the flowers are creamy-white and a bit larger. Malaysia-Indonesia
tonsuensis, T. Green & Kloppenburg C- Tiniest white flowers on hanging vine with large emarginate leaves. All stems and peduncles coated with white powder. Sap is the stickiest of the genus. Sulawesi
vidalli, Pearson C- 1/4" tall crimson flowers; 6-8 in umbel; leaves either 1/4" x 1" or saccate to 2". This is one of the finest Dischidias. Syn D. pectenoides. Philippines, growing on bamboo.
DISCHIDIA VIDALLI, with saccate laves and seed pods, from the Philippines
sp. A - Small 1/8" white flowers, 12-14 in umbel; leaves pale green, medium sized on a scrambling vine. This is sold all over Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, as a hanging pot plant. Don't know the country of origin.
-- variegated form C - Growth same as green form except leaves are green and white variegated. I have not seen the flowers. Thailand?
sp. Geri A- Small ivory flowers; 6-8 in umbel; leaves 1", hard, emarginate, gray-green, held upright, on a heavy vine. I don't know where Geri Ham Young got it.
sp. Wrinkled D- Small white and pink flowers; 5-6 in umbel; leaves and growth like diphylla but dark green, wrinkled and with prominent venation. Needs support. Dont know country of origin. Must be planted with support.
DISCHIDIOPSIS is a genus very similar to Dischidia and requires the same cultural requirements. The flower differs only by having club or anchor-shaped coronal lobes. The corona is not seen without opening the throat of the corolla. They are all tropical vines.
parasitica, Blanco A- 3/8" tall, dark red flowers; 5-10 in umbel; leaves 3/4 x 4", curved (like a canoe) thick, dark green, on a medium vine. Philippines
luzonica, Schlecter B- Small red flowers; 3 - 4 in umbel; 1 x 3" leaves flat, on a loose vine. (90357) Philippines
HOYAS are either tropical or subtropical, terrestrial or epiphytic, vines or shrubs. It is best to assume that they are all epiphytic and grow them in light mixes with good drainage, moderate light and a minimum temperature of 50F (10C).
About Eriostemma Hoyas: This is a separate genus (Eriostemma) - and is separated from Hoya by having certain characters - the most obvious being the free-standing hairy column that stands in a "cup" at the point of attachment with the corolla. Eriostemma means wooly crown in Greek. IN THIS LIST THEY ARE SHOWN AS HOYAS. They are all vines and like alkaline conditions so add oyster shell to mix. Most do not flower until they reach good light and ventilation - usually, at the tops of trees; for this reason, they may not flower under house conditions with low light intensity and stale air.
acicularis, T Green and Kloppenburg C- 1/4 beige flowers, 15-20 in flat umbel; leaves 1/8 x 4, dark green, nearly terete, grooved down the top side. Needs good light to flower. This is not the H. teretifolia, from India. Indonesia and Sabah, Malaysia, Acicularis means needle-like.
acuta, Haw. A- 1/2", white and pink flowers; 50 in umbel; leaves variable, hard, palmately veined, on a robust vine. Easy of the easiest, an easy bloomer - easily! Syn H. parasitica, H. pallida, H. verticillata (the true name) but so many know it as acuta. Thailand-Malaysia-Indonesia
-- variegated form D - as the type except that the margins of the leaves are white. A beautiful, interesting vine.
affinis, Hemsl. C- 2", bright red-maroon, bald flowers, musk odor; l0-12 in umbel; leaves 4", fuzzy, on a robust vine. Add oyster shell to mix. Solomon Islands. An Eriostemma
HOYA AFFINIS Dark form
var. Dark form D- As type but with much darker, nearly black-red flowers. Add oyster shell to mix. Solomon Islands An Eriostemma
albiflora, Zipp. ex Blume. C- 1", starry, white/red flowers; 15-20 in umbel; large, 6", fuzzy leaves on a robust vine. Add oyster shell to mix. Papua New Guinea
aldrichii, Hemsley D- Whole plant somewhat like H. nicholsoniae, 1/2", white/pale pink and rose flowers, 20-40 flowers in umbel. Christmas Island, (the Australian one, west of Java, in the Indian Ocean) This is good!
HOYA ALDRICHII, from Christmas Island
amoena ssp bogorensis T Green & Kloppenburg C - 1/2", pink flowers; 20 - 30 in umber; leaves medium, very firm, some clumped and whorled at the nodes, on a moderate vine. Indonesia.
amorosoae T Green & Kloppenburg D- Tiny, 1/8", rose colored flowers; 10-20 in umbel; small (1/2 - 1") ovate leaves with red dots - bottom and sometimes on top, on a ever-blooming hanging vine. Previously H sp. mindanao. Philippines
andalensis, Kloppenburg C - Small pinkish-white flowers; 15-20 in umbel. Whole plant much like H. incurvula, with small, light green leaves. A scrambling, loose vine. Sumatra (the ancient name for Sumatra was Andal)
angustifolia, Elmer C- 1/4", reddish, 20-25 in umbel; leaves very narrow to 3 inches, dark green on pendant vine. Philippines This has been called tsangii, odetteae but is different!
anncajanoae, Siar and Kloppenburg D-Flowers not seen. Small downy, grayish, lanceolate leaves on a modest vine. Philippines
anulata, Schl. C- 1/3", white/rose flower; 8-10 in umbel; moderately sized, flat, sometimes speckled leaves, on a compact vine. Papua New Guinea
SOME INTERESTING LEAVES - For scale, the H. meredithii is 10" long
TOP ROW: H. finlaysonii, H. x Jennifer, H. clemensiorum and H. vitellina
BOTTOM ROW: H. callistophylla, H. meredithii, H. deykeae and H. vitellinoides
archboldiana, Norman D- for 2 node cutting. Flower 1", cupped with tips bent backward, rose/pink (4148 form); l0-12 flowers in umbel; plants like macgillivrayii - fragrance and all. A vine. This is a winner! . Papua New Guinea
var YM Excellent D- for 2 node cutting. 1-1/4" cupped flowers, as the type except that the cup is white and the lobes red; fewer flowers in umbel. This is fantastic!!! Papua New Guinea
var IML 414 D -for 2 node cutting. Quite like 4148 but may be almost white under some conditions.
ariadna, Decne. C- 2" shell-pink flowers; l0-12 in umbel; odd odor; leaves 4", shiny, boat shaped, on a robust vine. Whole plant is bald. Add oyster shell to mix. Indonesia, Western Solomons An Eriostemma. This is the Hoya that was shown in The Hoyatelegrafen as H. gigas, which it isn't.
australis, R. Brown A- 1/2" to 3/4", white and pink flowers; 20-40 in umbel; leaves extremely variable, on a very robust vine. Australia-Samoa. Typical form, but here are some others:
---variegata C- As type, except leaves green with yellow blotches, edges or whole leaf yellow. This is interesting. Hort.
ssp keysii ym C- 1/2 white flowers, leaves 1" - 1-1/2", fuzzy, nearly round, on a moderate vine. Should be grown on the dry side to see its typical growth. Australia
ssp oramicola, Hill D - 1/2", white flowers; 15 in umbel; leaves thick, light green, 4" on a stocky viney-bush. This is xerophytic so grow it dry in winter. Australia
var Tonga C- Largest leaf of all the australises . Flowers as type, about 3/4". Tonga
badaensis Green & Kloppenburg D 1-1/4" to 2", bright orange to red flowers; 3-7 in umbel; leaves large, fuzzy, on a robust vine. Add oyster shell or lime to mix for this is a terrestrial species. An Eriostemma, Sulawesi
HOYA BADAENSIS, saved from a burnt tree in Bada Valley
benitotanii, Kloppenburg D-1/4", golden yellow flowers; 20-30 in the flat umbel; glossy green leaves on a medium vine. Philippines.
bicolor, Kloppenburg C- 1/2" buff with red tips flowers; 25-35 in umbel; leaves and whole plant much like crassicaulis. A moderate vine. Philippines
bilobata, Schl. A- Tiny (one of the smallest in the genus), rose-red flowers; 25 in umbel; leaves small, nearly round, 3/4", dark green, shiny, smooth, on a tangling vine. Philippines
blashernaezii, Kloppenburg C- ½, semi-campanulate, yellow flowers; 10-20 in umbel. Medium leaves much like bordenii on a moderate, loose vine. Philippines
-ssp siariae, Kloppenburg C- ½, semi-campanulate, pink flowers; 10-20 in umbel. Very close to type except the leaves are wider, reddish color and the color of the flower pink, not yellow. This was previously H. siariae. Interesting plant. Philippines
bordenii, Schl. C- 1/3", rose; 6-8 in umbel; handsomely veined, long, sometimes reddish leaves on a moderate vine. Philippines
brevialata Klein & Van Donkelaar C- Small, white to red flowers; 15-20 in umbel; on a rather compact vine, Previously H. pallilimba. Sulawesi, Indonesia
buotii, Klopp. D- 1-1/4", greenish-white with red center, fuzzy flowers, 10 - 12 in umbel; thin medium leaves on medium-small vine. The flowers look frosted. Philippines
HOYA BUOTII, the Frosted Hoya, from the Philippines
burtoniae, Kloppenburgii ( my 81084) C- Raspberry color, 1/4" lacunosa - like flowers; 15-20 in umbel; dark green, small leaves, on a modest vine. This is a beautiful vine. Philippines.
HOYA BURTONIAE, The rampant bloomer!
callistophylla, T. Green C- 1/2", yellow and red flowers; 20-25 in umbel; leaves handsomely veined, halfway between meredithii and finlaysonii, on a robust vine. This is good! Beautiful leaf! Sumatra and Malaysia
calycina, Schl. C- 2" white and red flowers, beautiful fragrance; large, fuzzy leaves on a robust vine. Add oyster shell to mix. Papua New Guinea
HOYA CALYCINA, one of the strongest fragrances in Hoyas
camphorifolia, Warb. C- 3/16, pink, half-closed flowers; 20-25 in umbel, modest vine with veined leaves. Ever-flowering for me. Previously H fischeriana Philippines
HOYA CAMPHORIFOLIA, from the Philippines
cardiophylla, Merrill C- 1/'3" yellow-white flowers; 10-15 in umbel; whole plant much like australis but the leaves are heart-shaped. Philippines
carnosa, R. Brown A- The Common Wax Vine. 3/4" white and pink flowers; 20 in umbel; leaves waxy, variable, 4", on a moderate vine. There are many horticultural forms of this species. China-Japan This is a USDA collection is from Southern Japan
caudata, Hooker f. D- 3/4", buff yellow and rose flowers; 8-10 in umbel; leaves 5", mottled green and red with splashes of silver, slightly crenulated edge; on a moderate vine. This is a handsome vine! Malaysia and Indonesia
-crassifolia form D- As the type but may sometimes have much larger (to 6"), hard leaves with rough crenulated edge, the leaves get red in the sun. Syn H. crassifolia. Malaysia
celata, Kloppenburg, et al D- 1", white flowers; 20-25 in umbel on a medium vine that closely resembles H. pubicalyx. Differs from pubicalyx in that sometimes the tips of the coronal lobes are bifid, bent down and back so they are hidden (celata = hidden) Philippines
HOYA CELATA from the Philippines
chewiorum, Lamb, et al D - 3/4" golden yellow flowers; 25 -35 in umbel; on a robust vine. Growth and flowers closely resemble H. fraterna A good bloomer for me. Sabah
HOYA CHEWIORUM - from Sabah
chlorantha, Rechinger C-3/4", apple-green flowers; 8-10 in umbel; leaves 3", shiny with wavy edge; on a modest vine. Samoa
chlorantha var. tutuilensis, Christ. C- 3/4", pale maroon flowers with darker venation in corolla; 8-10 in umbel; leaves 3", shiny; on a modest vine. Samoa
chunii, Li C- 1/4", buff flowers; 25-30 in umbel; leaves medium sized on a dark stemmed robust, wiry vine. Some stems are nearly black. Syn H. hellwigiana Papua New Guinea.
ciliata, Elmer C- THE BLACK HOYA - 3/4", shiny, red to black-red, starry flowers; 6-8 in umbel; leaves 3", fuzzy, on a moderate vine. Add oyster shell to mix. Syn H. madulidii. An Eriostemma. Southern Philippines.
cinnamomifolia, Hooker C- 3/4", yellow-green and red flowers; 12-l5 in umbel; leaves large, with prominent veins, whole leaf much like the Cinnamon Tree's. A wild vine. Indonesia
citrina, Ridley C- 1/2", pale yellow flowers; 20-30 in umbel; leaves large, palmately veined, handsome, on a robust vine. Peninsular Malaysia. I don't know how I missed putting this one on the list for I have had it for at least 15 years!
clemensiorum, T Green D- 1/4, buff and maroon flowers; 30-35 in umbel. Handsomely veined, large leaf (to 21") with a drip tip; a robust vine. Leaves can be very hard, heavy and prominently veined - sorta Jurassic-looking. Sabah Malaysia.
HOYA CLEMENSIORUM - The "Jurassic" hoya
cominsii, Hemsl. D- Whole plant very similar to nicholsoniae but the leaves are rounder, beautifully veined and may get red in bright light. 1/2" yellow flower with white corona; 15-20 in umbel on a fairly compact vine. Solomon Islands.
coriacea, Blume C- 3/4", light green to yellow, fuzzy flowers; 40-50 in umbel; leaves large, leathery, thin, leaves on a robust vine. This is one of the finest hoyas with its large heads of flowers! I collected this clone at Lake Toba, Sumatra. Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines
-- Estrella Waterfall D- 1" - As above but with a bit larger, 2 colored and darker yellow coloration flower. Easy grower. Estrella Waterfall, on Palawan
coronaria, Blume D- 1-1/4" to 2", pale cream to white, to pink (in bright light) flowers; 3-7 in umbel; leaves large, fuzzy, on a robust vine. Add oyster shell or lime to mix for this is a terrestrial species. An Eriostemma Malaysia
HOYA CORONARIA, with its hard, large flowers - the color and amount of spotting depends on the light
crassicaulis, Elmer A- 1/4", buff and red flower; 50 in umbel; leaves much like darwinii but never bullate, on a rank vine. Seed pods held straight up. Syn H. incrassata? Philippines
cumingiana, Decne. C- 3/8", yellow and purple flowers; l0-15 in umbel; leaves 1-1/2", thick, light green, on a rigid small bush. Really a different hoya. Add oyster shell to mix. Philippines
curtisii, King and Gamble C- 1/2", buff flowers; 10-15 in umbel; small, Dischidia-like, silver blotched leaves, on small, cute, pendant vine. Malaysia, Philippines, S. Thailand, PNG? This plant looks like a frosted Dischidia.
cystiantha, Schlecter D for 2 node cutting. 1/2" - 3/4", creamy-ochre to white flower; 10 to 25 in umbel, on a persistent peduncle. Plant shrubby but may develop runners as it matures. Flower with more substance, leaves more rigid and the flower half the size of H. danumensis. Night fragrance like citronella or lemon grass. Sumatra and Western Malaysia.
danumensis, Rodda and Nyhuus D, As campanulata except that the coronal lobes are broader, there are bumps between the calyxes and sometimes the edge to the corolla is rolled back. I collected this at the entrance to Danum Valley, Sabah, Malaysia, and for years considered this to be campanulata. Flowers anytime for me. This is the one that is sometimes called wallichii (which is definitely something else),
HOYA CYSTIANTHA and HOYA DANUMENSIS - 2 bushy to viney beauties
H. cystiantha, (top left), H danumensis, (top right) H campanulata? LTL1 (bottom)
darwinii, Loher D- 3/4", buff and rose flowers; 15 in umbel; leaves medium sized, sometimes clumped and rolled into a ball (making another ant hotel!), on a moderate vine. Ants love this one. Not easily maintained for most greenhouses do not have ants. Philippines
HOYA DARWINII, Showing saccate leaves
dasyantha, Tsiang D- Flower and growth quite similar to H. fungii but flowers a bit smaller and leaves more acute. Clear sap. This is very handsome plant. Does not flower as readily as H. fungii. Vietnam
davidcummingii, Kloppenburg C- 1/2" dark rose flowers; 10 in umbel; medium-small, lanceolate leaves, on a modest vine. This is good! Philippines
densifolia, Turcz. C- Flowers and general growth as cumingiana but with larger, pointed leaves and not as thick as H. cumingiana, on a bush. Add oyster shell to mix. Southern Philippines and Indonesia
desvoeuxensis, T Green & Kloppenburg $30 for cutting - 3/4 - 1", rich old rose to rose pink, cup-shaped flower (very much like archboldiana) ; 5 - 15 in umbel; leaves medium sized, 2 to 4", shiny, on a scrambling, thin stemmed vine. Taveuni Island, Fiji This was previously listed as the Taveuni form of H megalantha
HOYA DESVOEUXENSIS, from Mt. Des Voeux, Taveuni Island, Fiji
deykeae, T Green D- 1/4, straw colored flower; 30-40 in umbel; handsomely veined, medium sized leaf with the end chopped off (truncate or emarginate). A medium sized, novel vine. Sumatra (Aceh Province).
diptera. Seemann A- 3/4", pale yellow-green flowers; 15 in umbel; leaves 2" fairly flat long and thin, on a robust clean vine. Fiji Please read my lips - say di - tera! which means 2 wings.
dischorensis, Schl. C- 1/2", fuzzy edged, buff-creamy white flowers; 10-15 flowers in umbel; leaves medium sized, shiny, on a wiry robust vine. Papua New Guinea
diversifolia, Blume A- 1/4", rose-pink flowers; 15 in umbel (it flowers in spurts); leaves variable, hard, with a turned down, sharp edge, on a robust, weedy vine. Easiest Hoya to grow. Thailand-Indonesia-Philippines-Malaysia
dolichosparte, Schlecter C- 1/2", greenish-white and red flowers; 30-40 in permanent umbel; leaves medium size, sometimes inverted boat-shaped with obvious veins on a handsome medium, robust, clean vine. Sulawesi, Indonesia
HOYA DOLICHOSPARTE - I collected this at the beach at Balasika Island, Sulawesi
elliptica, Hooker f. D- 3/8, white flowers; 15-20 in umbel; leaves flat, 4 rounded, venation that looks like a turtle's back, on a moderate vine - . Malaysia
endauensis, Kiew D- for a 6" cutting. Small yellow and red flowers; 10-15 in a flat umbel; on a compact vine; leaves 1", almost round, dark green with wavy edge. A modest, beautiful, novelty vine. Peninsular Malaysia Leaves reputed to be imbricate on tree trunks in the wild.
HOYA ENDAUENSIS, from Uluendau, Peninsular Malaysia
erythrina, Rintz C- 1/2", pale orange flowers; 5-8 in umbel; leaves blotched, dark green, handsome veined, on a robust vine. Malaysia
erythrostemma, Kerr C- 1/3", white corolla with red corona; 25-30 flowers in umbel; leaves hard with prominent venation on robust vine. Malaysia and Thailand. For comparison, erythrostemma is on the right and mindorensis superba on the left.
estrellaensis T Green & Kloppenburg C- 1/2" white flowers, 15-20 in umbel; leaves medium sized, on a robust vine. Palawan, Philippines Previously H. palawanica. I first collected this with David and Odette Cumming in 1993 - then 19 years to name it!
excavata, Teism. & Binn. C- 1/2" rose flower, very similar to H. meliflua. Growth much as H.diversifolia but leaves large and obovate with sharp, down-turned edge. Sulawesi, Indonesia
finlaysonii, Wight C- 1/2", yellow and red flowers; 35 in umbel; leaves 5", light green with prominent veins, on a moderate vine. West Malaysia
var. Book Village C- Dark green leaves, larger than type. Book Village, Langkawi TG99015
fitchii, Kloppenburg D- 3/8, yellow and red flowers; 10-20 in umbel; medium-small, reticulate veined, handsomely veined leaves on a compact vine. This was previously H. cagayanensis Philippines
HOYA FITCHII, One of the handsomest Hoyas, from the Philippines
flagellata, Kerr D- Very much like caudata but with smaller with smooth edge leaves and flowers with longer "tails"- flagella. Not easily grown. Peninsular Malaysia,
flavescens, Schl. C- 1/2", golden yellow flowers; 15-20 in umbel; leaves and growth very similar to kenejiana. Papua New Guinea
flavida, Forester & Liddle C- 1/2", yellow-salmon flowers; 10-15 in the umbel; leaves medium size; on a medium sized vine. Much like H. ischnopus. Solomon Islands
forbesii, King and Gamble C- 1/2", light yellow flowers; 3 - 10 flowers in umbel; leaves medium sized on a medium sized vine. Sumatra and Malaysia.
fraterna, Blume D- 3/4",golden yellow fuzzy flowers, 40 - 50 in umbel; plant practically a dead-ringer for H. coriacea (hence, fraterna = a brother/cousin to). Borneo and Indonesia This is good.
fungii, Merrill C- Flowers like a large carnosa; 30-50 in umbel; fragrant; leaves large, dark green and fuzzy, on a moderate vine. One of my favorites. Clear sap. Southern China
fuscomarginata, Brown C- 3/8", Pale yellow flowers; 20 in umbel; leaves large (to 8"), ovate, light green with dark purple margin, on a robust vine. Smell - WOW, UGH! Indonesia
glabra, Schl. C- 1/2, purplish flowers; 15-25 in umbel; ovate leaves can be up to 8x 11" - (good competition for H. pentaphlebia), on a robust vine. This is the Greens Gaudy Giant as shown in a past issue of the Fraterna. Sabah, Malaysia
globulosa, Hooker f. C -Does not flower for me. Leaves attractive, 6", hairy, wavy, light green with dark veins, on a moderately-robust, vine - practically a dead-ringer for H. villosa. To make it bloom it probably needs cooler conditions than what I can provide. India and Burma
golamcoiana, Kloppenburg C-White flowers; plant much like cumingiana but leaves smooth, shiny and farther apart, on a loose scrambling bush. Fragrant. Palawan, Philippines
graveolens, Kerr C- 3/4", white and rose flowers; 6-10 in umbel; medium size, dark green leaf on modest vine. Beautiful, unusual color of flower but smells like H. fuscomarginata - UGH! Thailand.
greenii, Kloppenburg D- 3/4", ivory flowers; 50 in umbel; narrow, dark green, neat leaves on a modest vine. Interesting flowers. Not easily maintained. Southern Philippines.
guppyi, Oliver C- 1-1/2", pale pink and green to red, slightly fuzzy flowers; l0-12 in umbel; leaves and growth like H. affinis. As with all of this Eriostemma group, a shy blooming vine in a greenhouse. Add oyster shell to mix. The first large flowered Hoya I had ever seen - I collected it on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, in 1963. This is the one that got me started on Hoyas. An Eriostemma
halophila, Schlr. B - Plant much like H litoralis but with shorter, rounder leaves, IML 1116, Ramu River, PNG
heuschkeliana ssp heuschkeliana, Klopp. C -3/16", pink, urn-shaped flower - half way between a hoya and a dischidia; 4-6 in umbel, 2" leaves on small, neat vine. Philippines. Still think this is belongs in another genus.
-- ssp cajanoe Klopp. C - Almost as the type except the flowers are yellow. A pretty, modest plant. Philippines
--variegata C- Like the type except the leaves are mottled green and white. From hort.
hollrungii, Warb. C-1-1/4", dark to pale red, flat flowers; 4-6 in umbel; leaves 4", fuzzy, on a robust vine. Add oyster shell to mix. Cape York, Australia, PNG. An Eriostemma
D- Black Star (ciliata x Ruthie), very dark clone from same seed pod as Optimistic. This is not the Black Star shown on the Inter Net.
D- Chouke (carnosa x serpens) 1/2, fuzzy, creamy white flowers on a pretty compact vine with ovate leaves (with more prominent venation than its sibling - Mathilde). From horticulture. . EB hybrid
$25- Christine (pachyclada x acuta) Half way between the 2 parents, in growth and flowers. This is a slow growing succulent. From horticulture. MM hybrid?
C- Iris Marie (schneei? x odorata?) From DL collection. Bushy plant with pendant stems. Slightly fragrant, white and rose flowers (previously H. paziae)
D - Jennifer syn Germany Parentage unknown
D- Kaimuki (macgillivrayi x archboldiana) Outstanding, 2-1/2", bright dark red flowers on vine like archboldiana. MM hybrid. Named after Kaimuki, the district of Honolulu where MM lives.
KAIMUKI (macgillivrayi x archboldiana)
D- Margaret (coronaria x lauterbachii), large (3"), a slightly cupped, pink and red corolla with yellow corona, full sun to do best. EG hybrid
MARGARET - Probably Ed's second best hybrid
D- Monette (coronaria x lauterbachii), large (3"), slightly cupped white or pink corona with red center, few in umbel, on a large vine. Full sun to do best. EG hybrid. An Eriostemma. Ed's selected "Monette" looks much like the long sought after H. gigas, from New Guinea. I think that this is Ed's best hybrid.
MONETTE - Ed's best hybrid
D- (archboldiana x onychiodes) 2", very dark flower on a plant that looks similar to (mac x arch). EG hybrid
C- Minibelle, possibly (carnosa x longifolia), pinkish flowers; 10 in umbel; leaves dark green, 4" intermediate between 2 parents, on a neat vine. Hummel hybrid.
D- Optimistic - a sister of Black Star (ciliata x Ruthie) 1-1/2", hard, color contrasted flower, very good bloomer in strong light. Another EG hybrid
C-Pinkie (subcalva x australis) 1", pink and white flowers; 15-20 in umbel; leaves medium size. Flowers fragrant but different from subcalva. A chance horticulture hybrid, in my garden.
D- Ruthie, (MM x ariadna), 1-1/4", like a beautiful, multicolored salmon-yellow-red affinis.. Whole plant is shiny, bald. Needs full sun to do best. An Eriostemma EG hybrid
RUTHIE, when grown in bright light
C- Sheppardell, possibly (carnosa x longifolia) as Minibelle except leaves much wider. Hummel hybrid.
Note: MM is an abbreviation for Michael Miyashiro, EB for Emile Begine, EG for Ed Gilding, Hummel Nsy., Hort from horticulture, and Nature.
ilagiorum, Klopp. & Siar D - 1/2", reddish-orange flowers; 18-20 in umbel; leaves and vine growth quite similar to H bordenii. Philippines
HOYA ILAGIORUM, from the Philippines (Monina Siar photo)
imbricata, Decne. D - for 3 node cutting. 1/2", ball-shaped, greenish-white flowers; 20-25 in umbel; leaves 3", round, dark green with red or gray blotching, shingle fashion much like D. diphylla except that the leaves are one above the other, on a vine. Indonesia Must be planted with flat support to grow right. Commonest Hoya on Palawan.
--var basicordata, Kds D - Much like the type except the flowers are larger and the leaves are solid green (without blotching), Indonesia Syn H. maxima
imperialis, Lindley D- 3", violet-red, thick flowers; 8-l0 on a heavy, drooping umbel; leaves to 12", light green with wavy edge, on a robust, heavy vine. Truly handsome plant and flowers. Add oyster shell to mix for all forms. Eastern Malaysia and Palawan, Philippines.
I do not offer the variety called "Mosaic" for I believe it to be virused and a risk to other plants.
--var. alba $40 for 2 node cutting. Flower as the type except that it is white with a slight greenish tint. Leaves hard, not wavy, as the type. I found this as a small seedling on Palawan, Philippines, in 1993 - first flowered in October 98. This is a 1 in 10,000 miracle. Palawan, Philippines
--var. Palawan D- Flowers and growth as type but flowers may be golden yellow with some pink blush or sometimes reddish - quite variable. Palawan, Philippines In Sweden this is erroneously called var rauschii.
--var. Dark Form D- Plant and flowers like the type, except the color is much darker violet-red. Eastern Sabah, Malaysia
--var. Mary's Pink D - Plant and flowers like type except the color is a handsome pink. Sabang, Palawan, Philippines
--var. Dorothy's Lavender D - Plant like type except the flower is over 3-1/2"! and lavender. Seedling from the pod we got at Nexus Resort, Sabah
--var. rauschii D - Flowers much as type except color is maroon with paler corolla than type and corolla lobes narrower than type. Malaysia.
inconspicua, Hemsl. A- !/4" balled shaped red flowers; 10-20 in umbel; leaves small, shiny, lanceolate on a wiry scrambling vine. Syn H. litoralis? H. rosea? H. dodecatheiflora? Papua New Guinea and Solomons
incurvula, Schl. C- Small, pink and red, small, lacunosa-like flowers; 30-40 in umbel; leaves 2" light green, on a wiry, robust vine. Sulawesi, Indonesia
inflata, Wann. and Forester D- 3/4", yellow, "balloon" flowers; 8-12 in umbel; leaves medium on a modest vine. Syn Madangia inflata. Papua New Guinea
HOYA INFLATA, Like little lanterns
ischnopus, Schl. C- 3/4", gold and salmon, fuzzy flowers; 20 in umbel; leaves handsome, 4", shiny green, on a modest vine. Solomons and Papua New Guinea I like this one!
kanyakumariana, Henry and Sw. D- 3/8, white and red flowers; 8-12 in umbel. Leaves like a small, wavy edged kerrii. An attractive, modest, hard, crinkly vine, from Southern India. This is a good dwarf Hoya.
HOYA KANYAKUMARIANA, with its hard textured, 1" crinkly leaves
kastbergii, Kloppenberg D- Plant, flowers and growth generally resembling H. vanuatuensis but the leaves are nearly round and not shiny. Creamy-yellow, 1/3" flowers; 6-8 in umbel; leaves 2-3" long on a moderate vine. Sarawak, Malaysia
kenejiana, Schl. C- 3/8", golden-yellow flowers; l5-30 in umbel; leaves 5", dark green on a robust vine. This is a fine Hoya. Papua New Guinea
kerrii, Craib. C- 1/4", buff flowers that drip nectar; l0 in umbel; leaves heart-shaped attached at tip, on a wild vine. 3 types: Downy surface, smooth or with prominent veins. Thailand This is called the Sweetheart Hoya, by some. I think his name was pronounced as Karr - as Debra Kerr.
--variegated form D - As the type except that the leaves are blotched with yellow, sometimes up to 75%. I real interesting beauty. Some list this as H. kerrii var albo-marginata. Thailand
kloppenburgii, T Green D- 1/2" golden yellow flowers; 15-20 in umbel; medium-large pale green and reddish leaves (red underneath with black dots) with thickened edges, on a robust vine. Sabah, Malaysia
HOYA KLOPPENBURGII, from Sabah, Malaysia
krohniana, Kloppenburg and Siar C- Whole plant much like H lacunosa except leaves are ovate - nearly heart-shaped, fewer dips. Philippines
--var Eskimo D- Flatter leaves than type and 50% blotched with gray, as sprinkled with snow! - get it?
lacunosa, Blume A- 1/4", ball shaped, white and yellow flowers; l5 in umbel; leaves small, on a modest, pendant vine. Very fragrant and one of the very finest hoyas for a houseplant. 3 different leafed forms. Malaysia and Indonesia
lambii, T Green D. The "Funnel Hoya", 1/2", green and white flowers; 20-40 in umbel; leaves large, clustered, often forming an upright basin that fills with debris and then fills with roots and then ants. Sabah, Malaysia
lamingtoniae, Bailey C-1/2", dark rose flowers; 10-12 in umbel; leaves dark green, any form, from one like the Bay Tree (3") to 8", floppy and with a wavy edge, on a loose, robust vine. Papua New Guinea
lasiantha, Korth. ex Bl. $30 - 2 node cutting. 1/2, fuzzy, orange, fuzzy flowers; 8 - 20 in umbel; leaves dark green, medium sized, shiny, on a 2' bushy plant. This is very similar to praetorii from Sumatra but the flowers are darker, on a more robust and larger plant. Sabah, Malaysia
latifolia, G. Don C- 1/2, drab rose flowers; 35-40 in umbel with multiple peduncles; handsome leaves to 9, palmately veined, shiny, dark green on a robust vine. Syn H polystachya, Blume Indonesia and Malaysia
var variegata D - As type, except that the leaves are edged or mottled with white. An attractive novelty. From hort.
lauterbachii, K. Schuman D- 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 rose-red and green, heavy, cupped flower; 4 - 8 in umbel; leaves medium size on a robust vine. Eastern Papua New Guinea. An Eriostemma.
HOYA LAUTERBACHII, with its heavy, 3" flowers
leucorhoda, Schl. C- 1", white and pink flowers; 15-20 in umbel; leaves 4", shiny on a moderate vine. I like this clean, neat, beaut! Papua New Guinea
linusii, A Lamb, et al D - Flowers 3/4", golden yellow; 15 -20 in umbel; leaves and growth much like H. danumensis. Sabah, Malaysia
litoralis, Schl. A- Flowers like lacunosa except that they are red; 15-20 in umbel; leaves medium-small, shiny, dark green, lanceolate, on a modest vine. Syn H. inconspicua, H. rosea, H. dodecathiflora. Solomon Islands, Banks Islands and Indonesia - along the beaches.
lobbii, Hooker f. C- 3/4 red flowers; 15-20 in umbel; leaves 1 -1/2 x 4 on a bushy, pendant shrub - growth much like H. polyneura. India and Burma
loheri, Kloppenburg C-flowers as plicata except yellow and rusty-brown; 10 in umbel; leaves narrow, rolled back, medium size, on a very compact vine. Leaves get red in the sun. Philippines
HOYA LOHERI In bright light - Xmas?
longifolia, Wallich B- 1/4", white with carmine center; 6-8 in umbel; leaves long and narrow 1" x 6", light green on a modest, clumping vine. North India, Burma and Thailand
var shepherdii, Short ex Hook B- The String Bean Hoya, as the type except that the leaves are dark green and narrower - like a String Bean. Northern India Syn H. shepherdii
loyceandrewsiana, T Green C- 1/2", buff flowers; 30-50 in umbel; leaves 1/4" thick, 8" x 9", on a robust vine. This is the heaviest Hoya leaf that I know - should be sold by the pound - for a door stop! We ship the smaller leaved ones, of course. Some say that this is latifolia - but I believe them wrong. Indonesia?
lucardenasiana, Kloppenburg, Siar & Cajano D- 3/8" rose flower, 20-30 in umbel. Interesting 2" ovate to nearly round, glossy leaves on a modest plant. Not many collectors have this one. Philippines
lucyae, Kloppenburg & Siar D- 1/4", pale purple; 25-30 flowers in umbel; leaves lanceolate 1" x 5", dark green on a modest vine. Whole plant much like wayetii. Cebu, Philippines Named after Lucy Bicknell of Cebu
macgillivrayi, Bailey D- 3 - 3-1/4", slightly cupped to flat, dark maroon flower; 8 -12 in umbel; leaves long, shiny, large and heavy, dark green. This is one of the finest hoyas - with night fragrance much like H. megalaster. Cape York, Australia
magnifica, Foster&Liddle C- NEW GUINEA WHITE HOYA, 2, clear white flowers; 10 in umbel; overpowering sweet, Gardenia-Nutmeg fragrance; leaves 6 fuzzy, on a robust vine. Add oyster shell to mix. New Guinea
var WMZ D- As the type, except for the more cupped flower and the stronger Nutmeg fragrance. Probably from New Guinea. Add oyster shell.
mappigera, Rodda & Simonsson D- 2" pale yellow, cupped flower; single flower open one at a time on a 2-3 peduncle; leaves medium, soft, on a scrambling vine. This blooms all of the time for us. 2 types- Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah.
HOYA MAPPIGERA, the "Napkin Hoya"
megalantha, Turrill D - 1-1/2", salmon to rose pink, nearly flat (like patella); 5 - 20 in umbel; leaves medium sized, 2 to 4", shiny, on a scrambling, thin stemmed vine. Viti Levu Island, Fiji This was previously and erroneously listed as from Mt. Victoria, Viti Levu.
HOYA MEGALANTHA, from Mt. Koroyanitu, Viti Levu,
megalaster, Warb ex Schumann/Lauterbach D-1" dark maroon, partially closed flower; 6-10 in umbel; a slow growing vine with very dark, wide leaves.. Papua New Guinea
meliflua, Merrill C- 3/4", drab red flowers with 5 dark red stains (from nectar); 5-10 in umbel; leaves 5"-6", shiny, on a robust, clean vine. Philippines
memoria, Kloppenburg A- Flowers as lacunosa but red, with hooked lobes; leaves perfectly lanceolate, flat, silver flecked, on a handsome modest vine. Philippines, Sulawesi Formerly H. gracilis
HOYA MEMORIA, named after Memorial Gardens, a cemetery in Manila
meredithii, T Green D- 1/2", yellow and white flowers; 35 in umbel; leaves very handsome, 6" to l2", pale green with dark green veins, wavy edge, on a robust vine. You wont believe that this is a Hoya! This is the first Hoya I named - (after my friend York Meredith of Dee Why, Australia) who found it. Sarawak
merrillii, Schl. C- 2/3", straw colored flowers; 30 in umbel (multiple peduncles); leaves 4", prominent palmate veins, on a moderate vine. A blooming fool and fragrant too!! Philippines
mindorensis ssp superba, Klopp C- Very similar to erythrostemma (see) except that the flower colors are reversed - dark red corolla with white corona. Philippines This is one of the finest Hoyas - blooms year around for me.
mirabilis, Kidyoo D- 3/8" white, fuzzy flowers; 15-20 in umbel; leaves long and narrow with flecking; on a loose modest vine. Thailand
HOYA MIRABILIS, with interesting leaves
mitrata, Kerr D- for 2 node cutting. 3/4" straw-rosy to ivory flowers; 10-15 in umbel; 3 types of leaves - medium large, flat or wide, boat-shaped to make a "cabbage" or some rolled up to make an ant's nest; on a moderate vine. Thailand, Malaysia and Borneo
monetteae, T Green C- Very large (6" - 8") leafed thing resembling diversifolia but with clear sap; 1/2" white, very fragrant flowers; 15-20 in umbel; very robust vine. First found this one in a Mangrove swamp below Tumarbong Falls, Palawan, Philippines - and then in 2004, in Eastern Sabah, Malaysia, on the Kinabatangan River - a jump over the Merrill/Dickerson Line (secondary Wallace Line)!
montana, Schlecter A - 1/2", golden yellow fuzzy flowers; 15-20 flowers in umbel; leaves wavy, shiny on a moderate, handsome vine. New Guinea
nabawanensis, Klopp. and Wiberg C - 1/4", white and yellow, fuzzy, fragrant flowers; 20-25 in umbel; leaves ovate-lanceolate, 1" x 4", good green, on a weeping vine. Sabah, Malaysia
neoebudica, Guill C - 1/2", buff -yellow flowers; 12-15 in umbel; medium sized palmate veined leaves on a modest vine. Vanuatu
nicholsoniae, Muell. A - 1/2", yellow flowers; 10 in umbel; leaves prominently veined, on a rank vine. Very easily grown and flowered. Many other species are confused with this one! Australia
oblanceolata Hooker f. D- 1/2", pale flesh colored flowers; 4-12 in umbel; leaves and growth much like longifolia. Syn H.stoniae Western Ghats, India
obovata, Decaisne. C- 1/2, pale pink and red flowers; 20 in umbel; leaves round round-obovate, sometimes emarginate, heavy, on sort of a wild but pretty vine. One of my favorites. Thailand and Laos?
-- var. chimera D- As type except that stems may be black and flowers mottled with black. Hort
obtusifolia, Wight D- 1/2", buff-yellow flower; 10-20 flowers in umbel; leaves thick and fleshy much like H. imperialis, on a heavy, robust vine. All peduncles on the plant flower at the same time! This is hard to find in the wild Ive looked! Malaysia
obtusifoliodes, Gilding and T Green D Ύ", apple green to red, partially closed; 10-12 in umbel (with many umbels out at one time). Pleasant fragrance (the only Eriostemma that I know with a decent fragrance). Add oyster shell to mix. Sabah, Malaysia. An Eriostemma, previously TG97089
HOYA OBTUSIFOLIODES, from Sabah, Borneo
odetteae, Kloppenburg C- 1/4" yellow flowers; 4 - 6 in umbel; leaves narrow and small, on a weepy small vine. Southern Philippines
odorata, Schl. C- 3/4", white and green flowers; 4 in umbel; wonderful fragrance of lime; leaves, 3", thin, shiny, new leaves pink, like a Eugenia. A 3' bush. I like this one. Philippines This is not H cembra (which has never been recollected - or at least recognized).
onychoides , Forester & D&I Liddle D- 2", dark maroon flowers with the corolla lobes bent forward (as clawed); 8-12 in umbel; leaves large, dark green to 12", on a medium vine. Heavenly night fragrance. Fantastic, unusual Hoya. Papua New Guinea.
oreogena, Kerr D - 1/2", pale rose flowers; medium leaves on a modest vine. Thailand
ovalifolia, Wight and Arn. C- 1/2, buff flowers; 15 in umbel; leaves medium to small, clean, on a scrambling vine. Sri Lanka
pachyclada, Kerr D - 2 node cutting. 1/2", pale green and pink flowers; 30 in umbel; leaves thick, light green with prominent veins, on a bushy, very slow growing, succulent plant. This is a true xerophyte! Thailand and Burma.
parviflora, Wight C- Small white flowers, like lacunosa; 30 flowers in umbel; leaves narrow, 3", on a loose vine. Syn minima, F 458. Thailand and Malaysia
patella, Schlecter D- 1-1/2, slightly cupped, pink flowers; few in umbel. Leaves medium small, pubescent on a modest, thin wiry vine. This is good! Papua New Guinea.
pauciflora, Wight D- 3/4", white and pink flowers; 1-4 in umbel; leaves 1/4" x 2", pointed, on a tangled, barbed-wire-like vine. Sri Lanka and Southern India
paulshirleyi, T. Green and Kloppenburg D - Flowers much like tomataensis but smaller, 20 - 30 in umbel; leaves ornately veined, on a robust vine. Clear sap. Central Sulawesi We named this after our old Sulawesi collecting buddy!
paziae, Kloppenburg D- 1/2", white to yellowish-white, odorless flowers; 5-10 in umbel; on a bushy plant somewhat like H. odorata. This is the long lost and unpublished H. eugeniodes (the one from which Dale named H. paziae). Philippines. This is not easily rooted.
pentaphlebia, Merr. C - 1/2" yellow and white flowers; 10-15 in umbel. Medium to very large, up to 10 x 12", prominent palmately veined leaves. Philippines
HOYA PENTAPHLEBIA - Some of these leaves can be the size of a dinner plate!
pimenteliana, Kloppenburg C-1/2", white, starry flowers; 10-12 flowers in umbel; 4", medium, small, pinnate leaves on a thin-stemmed vine. This blooms all of the time for me. One of the most fragrant Hoyas - night and day. Philippines
platycaulis, Simonsson & Rodda $20 for 2 node cutting. Flowers apple green and yellow; 10-15 in umbel; leaves long and narrow 9" x 1", on a bushy plant - not a vine. Luzon, Philippines. This plant does not look like a Hoya. Not the easiest to root!
HOYA PLATYCAULIS, THE FLAT STEM HOYA
plicata, King and Gamble C- 3/8" pale orange; 20-25 flowers on an open umbel; leaves lanceolate on a wiry vine. Malaysia
polyneura, Hooker f. C- FISHTAIL HOYA - 1/4", rose flowers; 6-8 in umbel; leaves are flat, spreading, arranged like a fishtail, on a handsome bushy, pendant plant. Hang overhead to see the flowers better. Northern India
HOYA POLYNEURA, The Fishtail Hoya, from North India
pubera, Blume. C- Small yellow flowers on long peduncle; 10 -15 in umbel; small shiny, 3/4" leaves on a small but robust vine. This is a good one. Sumatra, Indonesia
HOYA PUBERA, with its 3/4" leaves
NEW pubicalyx H. pubicorolla. Since a plant that meets the description of the true H pubicalyx has not been found (and, the herbarium sheet has been lost), we are trying to determine exactly what we have under that name. These leaves are ovate, as described. See below. Philippines
NEW pubicorolla Kloppenburg C Known previously (for at least 50 years) as H. pubicalyx. 3/4", 20 - 25 fuzzy red flowers on a robust vine. Leaves not ovate as true description lanceolate as pubicalyx. Philippines
H. pubicorolla, on left, and H. pubicalyx (Pollilo Island), on right.
purpureo-fusca, Hooker C- 3/4" reddish brown flowers; 15 in umbel; medium-large leaves, as cinnamomifolia, with prominent veins, on a robust vine. Indonesia Syn H cinnamomifolia purpureofusca The Philippines
ranauensis, T. Green and Kloppenburg C- Handsomely veined, large leaves; flowers ivory and red, 1/4", musky, fragrant flowers. This is much like vitellinoides. A very good grower. Sabah.
retusa, Vahl. D- 1/2, white with red corona flower; 2 - 4 in umbel. This is a tangled, small, narrow leafed one with the ends of the leaf chopped off (retuse). Really a weird Hoya vine! Southern India
HOYA RETUSA - Over 100 flowers on this plant
revoluta, Wight D- Whole plant much like micrantha except leaves thinner, dark green with thickened edge and curved, loose pedicels of umbel and with pink flowers. Thailand and Malaysia
revolubilis, Tsing and Li D - 1/'2", white flowers on a plant much like salweenica, except the leaves are lanceolate 5"x1" - Clear sap. Really different. Southern China Syn H. sp. Kunming Kina
HOYA REVOLUBILIS, The Kunming Kina of Southern China
ridleyi, King & Gamble C- 1/2", pearly white flowers; 10 -15 flowers in umbel; leaves, variable, medium sized on a strong vine. Peninsular Malaysia.
rigida, Kerr C- Flowers much like acuta; a very husky, robust vine with medium sized, hard, ovate leaves (some boat-shaped). Grow dry in the winter. This is what I call a succulent - you can drive nails with a leaf! Burma and Thailand
rubida Schltr. D- rich pink 1/2" flowers; 15-25 in umbel; leaves shiny, medium sized on a moderate vine. New Britain, New Ireland?
rundumensis Simonsson & Rodda D - Flowers 1/2", dark red; husky dark green leaves with some dips in the top surface, on a robust vine. Beautiful growth. Sabah, Malaysia Previously H plicata ssp rundumensis. Sabah, Malaysia
ruthiae Rodda D- , 1' spidery yellow and pink flowers; 15-20 in umbel; leaves medium. Unusual flowers. Sabah
samoensis, Seem. C- 1/2", buff flowers; 20-25 in umbel; leaves shiny, 4" on a moderately robust vine. Clear (not milky) sap. Syn H. neo-ebudica, H. pycnophylla. Samoa
sammannaniana, Lamb et al D - 1" x 1/2" in diameter, yellow, tubular flower; single flowers out on 2-3 umbel; leaves soft on a modest vine. Sabah
scortechinii, King/Gamble D- 1/2", straw colored flowers; 4-6 in umbel; leaves moderately small, sometimes leaves and veins are red, on a scrambling vine. Malaysia
sigillatis, T. Green D - 1/4, (as lacunosa) flowers, buff-gold,; 15-20 in umbel. 1/2" x 3 leaves, reddish with 50% silver flecked, flat, on a small modest vine. This is absolutely striking! . Sabah, Malaysia
skinneriana, Kloppenburg C- 3/4", dark pink flowers (much like pubicalyx); 20-25 in umbel; leaves medium on a rambling vine. Sap clear. Origin?
subcalva, Burkhill D- 3/4", raspberry-pink flowers; 20 in umbel; grape-like fragrance; leaves 5", handsome, on a robust vine. I like this one and still call it Welch's -because of the grape-like smell! Solomon Islands This is my favorite Hoya!
HOYA SUBCALVA (My favorite Hoya))
subquintuplinervis, Miq. C- 1/2, greenish white flowers, 30 in umbel; leaves medium sized, heavy and with prominent veins. The leaves may change shape by the amount of fertilizer. From Northern Thailand
surigaoensis, Kloppenburg, Siar & Nyhuus D- 1/2", dark yellow flowers, practically a dead ringer for H. pentaphlebia; 20-30 in umbel, large dark green leaves on a strong vine. This was in the collection of 10, as EG00807. From Mindanao. Mindanao, Philippines.
tannaensis, T Green and Kloppenburg C - Whole plant much like leucorhoda. 1/2", white and pink flower with rose corona, 5 -20 in umbel, leaves medium, on a scrambling vine. Mine blooms continuously. This is good! Eastern Vanuatu.
HOYA TANNAENSIS from the volcanic Tanna Island
telosmoides, Omler D- 3/4, yellow, bell-like with narrow corolla-lobes flower; 10-15 in umbel; leaves narrow and long, dark green, on a scrambling vine. Fragrant. I still believe that this is a Telosma not a Hoya. Cool, wet grower from Sabah, Malaysia Not always available.
HOYA TELOSMOIDES, Really something different
thomsonii, Hooker f. D 3/4" white flowers; 20-25 in umbel, medium-small leaves, fuzzy leaves on small sized plant. India
tomataensis, T Green and Kloppenburg D- 3/8", rose flowers; 15 -25 in umbel; medium leaves on a loose vine. Clear sap. This looks a lot like H. paulshirleyii but the leaves are not handsomely veined. Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
tsangii, Burton C- Tiny, 3/8" rose colored flowers; 10-20 in umbel; small ovate to lanceolate leaves on a small hanging vine. There is a mix-up of this and H odetteae, see Ted's Soap Box. Syn DS-70, TG81084 Philippines
--varigata C, As type, except leaves red, white and green
treubiana C- Flowers very similar to H. meliflua but the growth is different in its beautiful up to l2", shiny, hard leaves; on a rampant vine (my plant is about 50 ft into some trees). Indonesia. This had been erroneously known as H. fraterna for over 100 years. Origin? (only the Shadow knows), probably Indonesia and the Southern Philippines,. Syn H. meliflua ssp fraterna. See Ted's Soap Box.
uncinata, Teijsm. C- 3/4", pinkish-white flowers; 15 in umbel; leaves 3"-4", lanceolate, quite flat, dark green with blotching, on a modest vine. Coronal lobes hooked (uncinate). Much like H. padangensis that lacks the hooked lobes. Sumatra, Indonesia
vanuatuensis, T Green A- 3/4", pale concolor yellow flowers; 15 in umbel; leaves thick, 2" ovate, on a very robust vine. Vanuatu
verticillata, G. Don C- Pale greenish white to pink, small flowers, easy grower. Peninsular Malaysia
--var hendersonii, Velkamp C- "Robinson Power Dam", large leaf with prominent veins Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
villosa, Cost. C- Plant is very similar to globulosa. Flower reported to be different. Must be cool-growing for I cant flower it here. Vietnam
vitellina, Blume C- 1/2, egg-yolk colored flowers; 20-25 in umbel; silver flecked, medium to large, beautiful leaves on a robust vine. Indonesia.
vitellinoides, Bakh. f. D- Flowers very similar to finlaysonii - even the flowers being short lived and with the same fragrance, 1/2", yellow and red; 25 - 40 in umbel; leaves, very variable, medium to large on a robust vine. Indonesia and Borneo.
vitiensis, Turrill C- 3/4", beautiful, dusky-lavender flowers - with silver hairs that make them look metallic; 6 - 10 in umbel; vine growth much like schneei. I like this color. Fiji
-- Fiji Yellow var D- 3 node cutting. 3/4" yellow flower, plant as type except that the leaves are narrower. Collected on Mt. Victoria, Fiji, while looking for H. megalantha. Fiji
HOYA VITIENSIS var FIJI YELLOW
wallichii, Wight D -1-1/2, campanulate, white flower; single in umbel; leaves thin, medium sized, on a small vine. This name has been confused with H. campanulata and H. danumensis. Singapore. This was lost for many years.
wayetii, Kloppenburg C - 1/4, deep red-rose, fuzzy flowers; 25 - 30 in umbel; leaves 3/4 x 4, dark green with or without a dark purple edge, canoe-shaped, on a modest clumping, pendant vine. Luzon, Philippines.
waymaniae, Kloppenburg C - 1/4", fuzzy ball-shaped, orange flowers; 4-6 flowers on very long (6") peduncle; leaves 4", dark green to red, with blotches, wavy edge, on a creeping modest vine. Found growing in forest litter - and climbing up into low trees! Sabah, Malaysia
wibergiae, Kloppenburg C- 1/2", greenish-white with red center (somewhat like acuta); 10-15 in umbel; medium leaves, 3-nerved leaves and with grey spots, on a robust vine. Palawan, Philippines
wrayi King and Gamble D- 1/2" pale pink flowers; 10-20 flowers in umbel; on loose vine. Rare, in short supply. Peninsular Malaysia
sp Bali C- 1/2", drab rose flowers, 35-40 in multiple umbels; handsome leaves to 9", palmately veined, shiny, dark green on a robust vine. Previously H tjadasmalangensis
sp campanulata? LTL1 D - 1", pale tan-white campanulate flowers; 10-15 flowers in umbel: thin medium leaves on a viny bush. Much like a large form of H. cystiantha. Night fragrance like citronella - lemon grass. Still looking for the real campanulata from Java. Peninsular Malaysia
LTL1 vs H cystiantha (notice the 6 coronal lobes of the LTL1 clone - a freak, for it usually has 5)
sp. Kast C Interesting vine very similar to H meredithii except more droopy and with lanceolate leaves with long acute tip. This is not H meredithii. Being written up for publication as H sarawakensis. Origin Bau, Sarawak
SP. Kast, With its handsome up to 10 inch leaves
sp. IML 1035 C- 1/2" yellow flowers; 10 -20 in umbel; leaves medium size with prominent veins on a pendant moderate vine. Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
sp. Biak Island D, 1/4", yellow; 10-15 in umbel; leaves 1 x 1-1/2". Stems may attach close to support with odd, flat arrangement of branches. Leaves sometimes flecked with gray blotches. This is a handsome, clean cut, compact plant. Biak Island, Indonesia
H. SP. BIAK ISLAND
sp. Germany C- Whole plant very similar to H finlaysonii except that the leaves have a much more reticulate venation and flat. This was from a grower in Germany - not wild there! The doubtful "hybrid" Jennifer (finlaysonii x incrassata).
sp. Gold Star C- 1-1/2", yellow-green starry flower; 4 - 8 in umbel; whole plant completely bald, as H.ariadna. Country of origin unknown. An Eriostemma Add oyster shell to mix.
HOYA SP. GOLD STAR
HOYA SP. LOCKERBIE
sp. Lockerbie D- 2", pink to rose to yellow, slightly cupped flower; few in umbel; leaves medium much like affinis, strong vine. Cape York, Australia An Eriostemma so add oyster shell to mix.
sp. salweenica? B- 1/2, all-white flower, much like carnosa; leaves lanceolate, medium sized, thick, on a moderate vine. Form of H. carnosa? As carnosa, the sap is clear. Thailand, Burma, Eastern India?
sp. Teneba Pass C - 1/2" yellow to salmon flowers; 15 -20 in umbel; leaves medium well veined; on a scrambling vine. Sulawesi , Indonesia
HOYA SP. Teneba Pass Species
sp. USDA 354242 (E. aureum Tentative) C-1-1/4", clear yellow, slightly cupped flowers; 4-6 in umbel; leaves 4", fuzzy, on a robust vine. Flowers best in good light. Add oyster shell to mix. Papua New Guinea. An Eriostemma
HOYA SP. USDA 354242
VARIEGATED HOYAS - I have been asked if I have any variegated forms of Hoyas or Dischidias. I believe that light intensity greatly influences the percentage and extent of variegation (and the introduction of pink and red) . Also, I have found that those forms that are most variegated are usually the hardest to root. Here are some of the ones that I have.
Photo 1, H. acuta, Photo 2, H. australis, Photo 3, H. australis, D. nummularia, Photo 4, H. kerrii, Photo 5, H. carnosa, Photo 6, H. latifolia.
NEW I have some Hoyas that are still unclasssified, although several have bloomed. Most have interesting (medium to very large) leaves or great potential for interesting flowers. I am offering 10 of the following and are sold only as a collection for $100. I am sure that under someone else's growing conditions these will bloom and be classified but don't expect large blue flowers with yellow dots!
1 H. sp. IV From WMZ
2 H. sp. Palawan-div, From the Philippines
3 H, sp. Robinson Power Dam, from Peninsular Malaysia
4 H. sp. MM macgillivray? hybrid?
5 H. sp. IML 1139 An Eriostemma From PNG.
6 H. sp. Book Village
7 H. sp. Hevola, An Eriostemma From ?
8 H. sp. I, from WMZ, in salweenica complex
9 H. sp. 900307 JP From the Philippines
10 H. sp. Anthony, from the Philippines
TELOSMA is a genus of tropical vines that demand the same cultural conditions as Hoyas. They should be treated as terrestrials and, this one offered, should be trained on a trellis. This is not a house plant for it needs a lot of light and room. These plants are not easily rooted.
cordata, (Burm f) C- 1/2, chartreuse, bell-shaped flowers; 8-l0 in umbel; leaves round, cordate, 3", dark green, thin, on a wirey, very robust vine. This is the Pakalana (or Chinese Violet) of lei making. A beautiful fragrance! Need a lot of light to do well. China-India
sp. Guam C- 3/4, light green, bell shaped flowers with twisted corolla with pointed tips, 15-20 in umbel; leaves 3-4, medium green, on a robust vine. Flower not fragrant as cordata. Guam
WHATS NEW - WHATS COMING UP -
Dorothy and I went back to Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia in Feb '14 to visit gardens, people and do some photography (no collecting). How things have changed - "improvements" are definitely not always improvements. I liked the way Singapore was in 1963 and the old colonial E and O Hotel in Penang of 25 years ago or the colonial hotel on Mt. Jerai - of 10 years ago. Saw the biggest H coriacea vine yet on Mt. Jerai! This was a bucket trip for me.
Dorothy and I went back to Sabah in April '12 (my 10th trip to Borneo in 21 years) and saw new things at the Butterfly Farm at Kipandi. A social trip just to see what is happening...Hiking told me that I need a right knee replacement.
Went back to the Philippines and Sabah, Malaysia, Malaysia in April 2011 - to see collectors around Manila and then on to Sabah, Malaysia, Malaysia to plant out tissue cultured H. spartiodes in 3 places, where it is very rare. Also, to visit collectors and friends. I went alone and always hate traveling alone.
I went solo to Micronesia in May 2010, to collect the true H. schneei (since most of the ones in the trade are H. leucorhoda) and to try to collect H. trukensis (which I have never seen). Found the H schneei but not the H trukensis - wrong island in the Truk group - This was a very expensive trip! AND, to top it off - we lost the big plant of H schneei, last year.
Still, there is a prize waiting for the first person who gets H. glabra to produce a leaf greater than 9 x 12. Send a picture!
Some higher elevation hoyas do not grow that well for me Hoya gildingii and Hoya nyhuusiae (T. Nyhuus photos), both from the Crocker Range of Sabah, Malaysia, Malaysia. Incidentally, these honor 2 of my collecting buddies - Ed Gilding and Torill Nyhuus! Photos by Torill Nyhuus