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Hoya
Family Asclepiadaceae
Name Hoya
Common Name Wax flower
Etymology
Hoya Named after Thomas Hoy, early 19th century botanist and head gardener at Syon House.

Pictures:
Hoya carnosa
Hoya australis
Hoya macgillivrayi
Hoya purpureofusca
  See also:  Climbers, Culture / Germination

Hoya is a succulent climber that produces pendulous umbels of starry white / pink flowers. The fragrant flowers apprear in late spring / summer, usually on old leafless flowering spurs.

 Hoya carnosa


Flowers
Name Hoya carnosa
Etymology
carnosa From Latin carnosa meaning fleshy.


Dripping sticky nectar

The flowers drip sticky nectar just before they drop.

 Hoya australis


Flowers
Name Hoya australis
Etymology
australis From Australia (Latinised).

Hoya australis is native to the warmer regions of Australia.


Flowers

 Hoya macgillivrayi


Flower
Name Hoya macgillivrayi
Etymology
macgillivrayi Named after Dr William David Kerr Macgillivray, 20th century physician, ornithologist and naturalist.

This hoya produces one of the most showy flowers of the genus. It is a root climber native to Australia.


Flower

 Hoya purpureofusca


Flowers
Name Hoya purpureofusca
Etymology
purpureofusca From Latin purpureo fusca meaning brown purple.


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