Hoya wightii Hook. f. in FBI 4 : 59, 1883 ; C. 2 : 234 ; T. 2 : 258 ; G. 2: 597. H. pendula Wt. & Ann. in Wt. Contrib. 36, 1834 p.p. excl. syn., non Wt. Ic. t 474 ; DG. 124 ; S. 138 as per Flora of Goa, Diu, Daman, Dadra & Nagarhaveli – Volume 2 – Page 264 ;
Endemic to: peninsular India
Stout pendulous epiphytes, stem terete, glabrous. Leaves to 7 x 4 cm, elliptic, acuminate, base acute, thick and coriaceous; nerves 6-8 pairs, horizontal; petiole to 2 cm long. Flowers yellowish white, 1.5 cm across, many together; peduncles to 1 cm long, stout; pedicels 2.5 cm long; sepals 2.5 mm long, ovate, ciliolate; corolla lobes ovate, margins revolute; corona deep purple, 6 x 6 mm, lobes 3 mm high, subglobose. Flowering and fruiting: March-April
Southern Western Ghats (endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from
TSPOCT2015-36:Images of Hoya wightii (Apocynaceae) shared : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
It is my pleasure to share a few images of Hoya wightii (Apocynaceae) said to be endemic to Peninsular India.
Habit: Epiphytic, shrub
Habitat: Evergreen forest
Sighting: Sakaleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka, about 1200 msl
Please help me in distinguishing this species from the closely related Hoya ovalifolia Wight & Arn., occurring in the same area and having leaf-margins not recurved and the corona lobes concave above.
Please compare it with Hoya ovalifolia which seems more probable for the above mentioned characters.
efi page on Hoya wightii & no page as yet on Hoya ovalifolia
Seems to match with images of Hoya wightii at FOI
Does not match with Hoya ovalifolia at hoyor net
HOY-a — named for Thomas Hoy, botanist and head gardener for the Duke of Horthumberland … Dave’s Botanary
WIGHT-ee-eye — named for Robert Wight, Scottish surgeon and botanist in India … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: porcelain flower, wax plant, Wight’s hoya • Marathi: अंबरी ambari, दुधवेल dudh-vel
botanical names: Hoya wightii Hook.f. is an unresolved name … … synonyms: no synonym known … The Plants List
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Photographed at Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra … 28 MAY 11
… more views on flickr.
Flora of Goa, Diu, Daman, Dadra & Nagarhaveli – Volume 2 – Page 264 (Hoya R. Br Hoya wightii Hook. f. in FBI 4 : 59, 1883 ; C. 2 : 234 ; T. 2 : 258 ; G. 2: 597. H. pendula Wt. & Ann. in Wt. Contrib. 36, 1834 p.p. excl. syn., non Wt. Ic. t 474 ; DG. 124 ; S. 138. Fl. : June – August. Fr. : August – November. Loc: Satari: …)