Six new Hoya species named.
There were six new Hoya species named in the winter addition of the International Hoya Association publication. Most of the species in question exist in collections already but have been published as separate and distinct species.
Hoya paulshirleyi T.Green & D.Kloppenburg was named after Paul Shirley who collected this Hoya while in Sulawesi. This species was referred to as Hoya sp GPS 8844 while in Mr. Shirley's collection but it now has a proper name. This Hoya resembles Hoya tomataensis.
Hoya krohniana Kloppenburg & Siar sp. nov.
This Hoya from the Otostemma section closely resembles Hoya lacanosa and was separated from that species due to various differences including corona and corolla measurements.
Hoya panayensis Kloppenburg & Siar 2010
This Philippine Hoya species resembles Hoya gigantangensis.
Hoya fitchii Kloppenburg closley resembles Hoya cagayanensis but shows differences in flower and pollinium measurements. This species was named after the collector Charles Marsden Fitch and Hoya fitchii now takes precidence over the old catalog number Hoya CMF-8.
Hoya savaiiensis Kloppenburg
This Hoya comes from Savaii Island in western Samoa.
Hoya smithii Kloppenburg
This species from Fijii has gone by the name of Hoya intermedia sp. nov. and then later by Hoya carnosa, it most closely resembles Hoya australis and Hoya vitiensis but with a different growth habit.
These Hoyas were just recently published and some of the changes may be disputed. The most common species that some of us will have are Hoya paulshirleyii and Hoya fitchii and the new Otostemma section plant Hoya krohniana.