Hoya ignorata - Newly described species

mdahms1979March 27, 2012

A new species of Hoya has been described. This is a very unusual species, hopefully one that will become available to collectors. The small flowers are not what you would call showy but still a very interesting plant none the less.

The Flickr Hoya group also hosts several photos of this Hoya.


Here is a link that might be useful: Hoya ignorata article

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Aw man, I am in love. I can't find anything about it (other than the fact that apparently everyone who is NOT in the US has it) D: /heart hurting

And is its name a joke? B/c that's what I first thought when I saw your thread.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 9:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The name is real and I believe that it describes the fact that this species has a wide geographic distribution in South East Asia but has been pretty much ignored in a botanical sense. I am unsure if this species had been described as a member of another Genus in the Apocynaceae or if it really has just been ignored.

I would love to grow this one but only because it's so darn weird. Ok Time to start tracking this one down. Who wants to take a trip to Vietnam?


    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 12:32AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Vietnam is at the *top* of my list, Mike. Let's go! I agree that this is the most adorably weird Hoya I've seen in a long time. It makes my heart go thumpthumpthumpthump!!!

Love that the progression goes as so:

Step 1: Discover a plant that has characteristics that you find attractive.

Step 2: Amass a giant collection.

Step 3: Become fanatically interested in species that have different characteristics than the ones that originally attracted you to the plant.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 12:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

LOL. I like small and pubescent, DS-70 is just perfect, I have nice lattice to hang my SMALL hoyas (thank you DH). Please tell me how I ended up buying H. kerri and obovata with leaves bigger than pots my minies are growing in and love it????

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 9:37PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I found the full article at below link:

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.scribd.com/aotrangtb2/d/95647197-Hoya-ignorata-new-species-from-Vietnam-Thailand

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 8:51AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Trantb thanks you for posting that article. I love seeing habitat photos, will have to bookmark that page for reference.


    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 9:40AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Free to a good hoya home near East TN
O hoyaphiles, I am filled with angst. It's been a long...
Rehabilitating Problematic H. obovata
Hello. I acquired H. obovata sometime last autumn and...
Where to get Hoya Cuttings or starts (from Canada)
Hello, I have a few Hoya's, but I would like to add...
My First Hoya Adventure
Hi everyone, over the past few months I have been lurking...
baby incrassata update cont'd.
And here are the babies...I know they're much too young...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™