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Hoyas: Name that Hoya (Just for Fun!)

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Hoya_24
Waterville, VT
(Zone 4b)

December 7, 2009
10:54 PM

Post #7346387

I thought it might be fun for people to guess the name of this Hoya. I took the picture this morning, and thought it had a kind of interesting form. I've had it for 2-3 years, and it has never flowered, but I don't hold that against it. Guess away - with all the Hoya experts here, I don't think it will take too long for the answer to appear.

Doug

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 7, 2009
11:07 PM

Post #7346425

I am not good at guessing, especially Hoyas when there are hundreds I've never seen or heard of. ^_^ But, after looking through 5 pages of Hoyas in PF (Ok, I know that's cheating but I'm probably still wrong!) I will take a wild guess ... is it H. cembra/odorata?
Hoya_24
Waterville, VT
(Zone 4b)

December 7, 2009
11:38 PM

Post #7346545

Sorry Lin! A very good guess though!

Doug
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 8, 2009
12:34 AM

Post #7346712

LOL, I'm probably way off with this guess too ... what about bella?
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 8, 2009
12:36 AM

Post #7346721

Or ... plicata?


Ok, isn't anyone else here? C'mon folks, I know some of you Hoyaites know which one it is!
Hoya_24
Waterville, VT
(Zone 4b)

December 8, 2009
12:51 AM

Post #7346778

Lin, those were good guesses too, but not quite right.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 8, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #7346781

^_^

Ok ... going googling again! Can you tell I am a curious gal? Especially when it comes to plants!
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 8, 2009
1:18 AM

Post #7346862

blashernaezii ... or however that one is spelled?
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

December 8, 2009
1:44 AM

Post #7346965

H. paucifolia? But the leaves on mine aren't as dark... so probably not. Lemme go and look at some more...
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

December 8, 2009
2:06 AM

Post #7347041

H. tsangii?...that was H. odetteae before?
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

December 8, 2009
3:19 AM

Post #7347306

That would have my next guess, if mine had grown enough to see a pattern...lol...
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 8, 2009
4:44 AM

Post #7347549

I thought tsangii was the DS-70?
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

December 8, 2009
5:20 AM

Post #7347636

It was once... DL determined that the former H. odetteae is really H. tsangii. Christine Burton made a mistake...that is what DS-70 went back to DS-70.

OH...and guess who I heard from? David Silverman (DS) ... this is going to start some interesting conversations.

Speaking of Ms. Burton...has anything been heard from or of her?
Hoya_24
Waterville, VT
(Zone 4b)

December 8, 2009
12:17 PM

Post #7347960

I have attached another photo with the name tag almost readable. Christine got the closest to the correct ID; actually, I think she got it correctly, but made a typo. It is according to my David Liddle tag H. pauciflora. Sorry to keep everyone in suspense so long.

Doug

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kellyknits
Shepherdstown, WV

December 8, 2009
12:35 PM

Post #7347984

I'm still guessing and you already posted what it is...duh...whoops!

This message was edited Dec 8, 2009 7:45 AM
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 8, 2009
3:10 PM

Post #7348349

Alright Christine! I had no idea which one it was and was looking through PF trying to compare photo's

Doug: Your H. pauciflora is very pretty, I like the growth habit on that trellis ... now I'm going to look it up to see what the blooms look like.

Carol: I don't know who Christine Burton is, only the little bit I've read about her on here, and I was linked to a site once where she was talking about some Hoya or other, but I didn't read much because I couldn't stand the attitude that came across in her writing.

Ok ... who is David Silverman? I've never heard that name.
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

December 8, 2009
6:22 PM

Post #7348984

Dang, another one mislabelled. I must tell my friend who gave me the "pauciflora" cutting that its not "paucifolia". But, woo hoo!! I was mostly right!! Mine's only about a year old, but the growth pattern is unmistakable; its one I've just transferred from semi-hydro to potting medium, and it didn't skip a beat.


Christine
paulashoya
North Central, ID
(Zone 6a)

December 8, 2009
6:56 PM

Post #7349096

Doug - do tell, where did ya get that gorgeous trellis ?!?
Hoya_24
Waterville, VT
(Zone 4b)

December 8, 2009
8:08 PM

Post #7349308

Paula,

I would kill for more of those trellises. I bought five of them at a dollar store a couple of years ago, and I have never been able to find them again. They were very handy to have around to pop into a plant, and were just right for many of the smaller and medium sized Hoya. If I ever find them again, I'm going to buy 50!

Paula, didn't you used to live in Hawaii? I see from your login you are now in Idaho. If that is true, that is quite a change!

Doug
SRQHoyas
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 10a)

December 8, 2009
11:11 PM

Post #7349877

Hi Doug,
I love H. pauciflora...one of my favorites...mine grows a lot more compact but probably because I take cuttings often.
I think I will stop chopping on it and give it a chance to bloom.
You have grown a gorgeous specimen!

Joni
Hoya_24
Waterville, VT
(Zone 4b)

December 9, 2009
2:15 AM

Post #7350386

Thanks Joni! It is a funny little plant, but its wild appearance makes me smile when I look at it. I hope some day it will bloom for me, maybe next year!

Doug
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

December 9, 2009
8:17 PM

Post #7352677

I found that mine likes a lot of sun...not too much water. The blooms are beautiful...but few (pauci-) on the umbel...maybe one...and they are large like patella.
treelover3
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 5a)

December 9, 2009
8:38 PM

Post #7352757

Carol,
How is Mr. Silverman? I purchased hoyas from him back in the late 70's and maybe even early 80's before he had the big freeze in his greenhouse.
Is he still growing hoyas? If I remember correctly, he was in New York back then. I still have his hoya price lists he sent out.
Good to hear he is still around.
Mike
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

December 10, 2009
6:03 PM

Post #7355694

I haven't had a chance to talk to him...but Ted Green has and DS is living in Silver Spring, Maryland and doing landscape contracting specailizing in Japanese gardens (from what I understand). I am hoping to talk to him later this weekend...

David Silverman is the DS in DS-70. He was an active member/collector in HSI and was at one time president...guess he gave it up after his big freeze...

Carol
paulashoya
North Central, ID
(Zone 6a)

December 10, 2009
9:43 PM

Post #7356471

Sorry not to get back sooner Doug. Yes, we just left Hawaii this summer.
My hoya are doing fine - several have bloomed. One bloomed here that never did in Hawaii !
I think they like the controlled temperature in the house too.
Still thinking about a new DG name, if anyone has any suggestions ! They said they'll let me change it once.
So, I'm still here, just kinda slow with dial-up. Grooooannnnnnn...
Hoya_24
Waterville, VT
(Zone 4b)

December 10, 2009
11:59 PM

Post #7356897

Paula, I guess you won't be uploading many photos with that dial up connection - my sympathies!

Doug

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