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 ; 

 

Hoya pendula Wight & Arn. (Unresolved), Contr. Bot. India 36 1834. (Syn: Asclepias alexicaca Jacq.; Asclepias pendula Roxb.; Hoya pallida Dalzell & A.Gibson (Unresolved); Hoya wightii Hook.f. (Unresolved)) as per The Plant List ;

HOY-a — named for Thomas Hoy, botanist and head gardener for the Duke of Horthumberland
WIGHT-ee-eye — named for Robert Wight, Scottish surgeon and botanist in IndiaDave’s Botanary

commonly known as: porcelain flower, wax plant, Wight’s hoyaMarathi: अंबरी ambari, दुधवेल dudh-vel

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

Evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from

 


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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

Date: 17-08-2015


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



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Names of Plants in India :: Hoya wightii Hook.f.: via Species‎ > ‎H‎ > ‎ Hoya wightii Hook.f. … (family: Apocynaceae Asclepiadaceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
HOY-a — named for Thomas Hoy, botanist and head gardener for the Duke of HorthumberlandDave’s Botanary
WIGHT-ee-eye — named for Robert Wight, Scottish surgeon and botanist in IndiaDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: porcelain flower, wax plant, Wight’s hoyaMarathi: 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.

 

 

References: India Biodiversity Portal  Flowers of India  Tropicos  Dinesh Valke’s Flickr Post  The Plant List  Scientific Classification Of Flowering Plants By Alexander Kyd Nairne

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: …)

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