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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Hoya ID help please!

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Lauderhill, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 5, 2009
2:29 AM

Post #6505348

I bought this hoya about a year ago marked 'Hoya Purpureafusca'. It has just bloomed for the first time and now I am not so sure it was properly marked. Any ideas?

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Lauderhill, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 5, 2009
2:35 AM

Post #6505382

Here are some of the older leaves. New leaves are dark purple/green with small silver flecks.

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United States

January 26, 2013
8:47 PM

Post #9398731

Your tag is right if it says Hoya purpureofusca. The species name describes the flowers, which are a sort of rusty-rosy (salmony) color. "Fusca" means tawny (orangey tan to rust colored).
San Francisco, CA

January 27, 2013
4:46 PM

Post #9399425

Hoya purpureafusca is a valid species, but the
plant in the trade under that name is usually H. pubicalyx. I think your plant is that.

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