Hoya deykei – Hoya deykeae


While the American botanist Ted Green named the epiphytic growing Hoya deykeae Green 2000 he made a mistake with the Latin grammar and named the tropical wax flower Hoya deykei, this has been corrected by him later on, but both names aren´t even acceped by IPNI (International Plant Name Index), Tropicos or Kew Monocot List. Most likely Hoya deykei - Hoya deykeae, with its beautiful heart-shaped leaves, is native to the Philippines. Flower are grouped in clusters of up to 30 flowers with a size of just about 1,5 cm in diameter. Flowers are highly fragrant and exhaling a very pleasant musk-like scent. Hoya deykei - Hoya deykeae is considered as an easy to grow plant and is suitable to be cultivated indoors as well.

Hoya deykeae
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Image:Hoya deykei - Hoya deykeae
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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