Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hoya densifolia (I think)

I was in Far North Queensland a couple of years ago and bought this unidentified Hoya from a small local nursery that didn’t have any other Hoyas for sale. I have been trying to identify it and have found that there is a lot of debate between Hoya collectors about the 2 species Hoya cumingiana and Hoya densifolia.

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I think this is H. densifolia. It has small leaves 3cm long x 2cm wide. The new branches are upright at first, then cascading, not twining. There are 13 flowers in the umbel. It is apparently from the Phillipines and Indonesia.I love how the flowers look all waxy.

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