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Hoya
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Copyright: Agnes Horvath (miumiu) (12)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-02
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/9.0
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-27 2:28
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Points: 10
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Hoya is a genus of 200-230 species of tropical climbing plants in the family Apocynaceae (Dogbane), native to southern Asia (India east to southern China and southward), Australia, and Polynesia. Common names for this genus are waxplant, waxvine, waxflower or simply hoya. This genus was named by botanist Robert Brown, in honour of his friend, botanist Thomas Hoy.

Hoyas are evergreen climbing vines or shrubs growing to 1-10 m (or more with suitable support in trees). They have simple opposite leaves 5-30 cm long that are typically succulent, and in many species are flecked with irregular small silvery spots.

The flowers appear in axillary umbellate clusters at the apex of 2-3 cm peduncles, with repeated clusters of flowers developing sequentially on each peduncle. The flowering peduncles get 2-3 mm longer with each flowering, and can eventually reach 7 cm or more long; the base of the peduncle is smooth, with growth subsequent to the first flowering of the peduncle is rough with numerous tiny bracts. Each flower is about 1 cm diameter, with five thick, waxy, triangular petals; colours range from white to pink or yellow. They are sweetly scented and produce abundant nectar.

Many species of hoya are popular houseplants in temperate areas (especially H. carnosa), grown for their attractive foliage and strongly scented flowers. Numerous cultivars have been selected for garden use. Hoyas grow well indoors, preferring bright but not direct sunlight, but will tolerate fairly low light levels at the expense of rapid growth and blooming. Hoyas commonly sold in nurseries as houseplants include cultivars of H. carnosa (Krimson Queen, Hindu Rope − compacta), H. pubicalyx (often mislabeled as carnosa), and H. kerrii. Hoyas are easy to purchase on the internet, and are commonly sold as cuttings, either rooted or unrooted.

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Hello Agnes,

A beautiful close up from this Hoya. I have her at home (-: Nice natural colors. The honey drops are deliciously sweeten. POV, Bg are good. It a bit out of focus. Interesting notes. Greetings and TFS BOB

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  • bizsu Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 6] (160)
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Szia Ági !
Nagyon örülök neked !Habár én nem igazán jövök ide. Soknak találtam. Ez az oldal a az igazi természetbúvároknak van. Én nagyon gyenge vagyok hozzá. A fotód nagyon szép kezdésnek nem rossz. Vigyázz mit teszel fel mert nagyon szigorúak. Nekem rengeteg képem kidobták .
Sok sikert , Zsú

Hi Agnes,
Welcome to the wonderful world of TN.
Your very first posting on TN is very nice. Thanks for showing this beautiful picture of Hoya carnosa. Although, these are supposed to be native to this region, but I have never seen them before.
Looking forward to seeing many more beautiful postings from you.
Regards,
- Nirmal

Hi Agnes, splendid flower with lovely drops, wonderful colors and excellent sharpness, WELCOME ON TN:), ciao Silvio

Hello Agnes! Very interesting flowers. Nice light and bright, very nice colors. Good capture. Well done!

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