HOYA    WORLD  by  Tipol  




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          Hoyas are known as the wax plant because their flowers and leaves have a waxy look and feel to them. It is a genus in the family, Asclepiadaceae. Asclepiadaceae is the "Milkweed family". The plants in this family don't have milkweed. Most of them have milky sap and that is why the common name for Asclepiadaceae is the milkweed family.The sap runs clear in such plants as the Hoya carnosa and Hoya fungii. The nothernmost boundary of hoya habitats is in the lower Himalayas, i.e., Nepal, Assam. The southern boundary is Java and Australia. The western boundary is central India and the eastern boundary is Samoa.

          Almost all Hoyas are vines that either trail or climb, but some are more shrub like or actually hang down. They are

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species_i.gif (4319 bytes) always found on the stem and branches of trees in the forest. Their leaves also vary from very succulent as Hoya australis ssp.rupicola to coriaceous as Hoya coriacea, from very large as Hoya grabra  to tiny as Hoya engleriana. Also, their flowers range in size from nearly 4 inches in Hoya lauterbachii to 3mm in Hoya filiformis. Their colors go from white, yellow, green, pink, purple to dark red and to nearly black in Hoya ciliata. All colors are found in hoyas except blue.

          After having explored my site you will get a good idea of what these varieties are like. And if you have any comment, or more information, please write them to me at my e-mail address. Thank you for visiting my homepage.


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Updated! August 30, 2002

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Found 5 new hoya species in section specie i-l, specie m-p & specie sp.-hybrid

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30/08/02 07:28:21


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