Hoya archboldiana C. Norman 1937


Hoya archboldiana C. Norman 1937, commonly called Aloha Hoya, is a tropical vine, belonging to the dogbane family (Apocynaceae), subfamily Asclepiadoideae.

The wax flower plant has been discovered in Papua New Guinea, Central province (Rona at the Laloki River) by L. Brass at 03.11.1933. 1937 the Hoya archboldiana wax flower has been classified by C. Norman and was named in honour to the famous aviator and explorer Richard Archbold (1907 - 1976). The beautiful, waxy flowers are highly fragrant, with a scent of musk, at night time and are ranked among the biggest Hoya flowers. The bell-shaped flowers grow in umbels of up to about 15 flowers. Single flowers get a size of about 4,5 cm. Flowering period: summer, about July. Hoya archboldiana plants requires a warm - hot, humid climate and bright light, but no full sun. The tropical plant reaches lengths up to about 6 meters and is a close relative to Hoya macgillivrayi, Hoya megalaster and Hoya onychoides.

Hoya archboldiana C. Norman 1937
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Image: Hoya archboldiana C. Norman 1937 (Aloha Hoya)
Photographer: Anuparp “Tee” Ratanakhon

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