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What is the name?

Posted by marleneann Qld Aust (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 6, 10 at 18:50

I have some cuttings that I were given floweruing for the first time.
This is the first one to flower.
I thought it mat be "australis" what do you think?
If it is... what ssp might it be?

Here is a link that might be useful: Number 1 to flower

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RE: What is the name?

Looks like australis to me. Now you just need to narrow it down to which ssp....

Denise in Omaha

RE: What is the name?

Hoya australis ssp. tenuipes. As best I can claim. This is my variety (See October bloomers!).

RE: What is the name? does look like your plant.


RE: What is the name?

A look at the leaves will help with the ID. If you check for different leaf characteristics I can reference the David Liddle/Foster article I have. Look for leaf pubescence on the top or bottom surface or if the leaf tends to have margins that are curved under or young leaves that are reddish/bronze.

I took a look at some of your other photos, LOVE the Worsleya procera. I just got some seeds of an epiphytic African bulb called Cyrtanthus epiphyticus which has a similar growth habit, well minus the fantastic way the leaves of mature Worsleya are displayed.


Here is a link that might be useful: Some good photos of Cyrtanthus epiphyticus

RE: What is the name?

Thanks Mike
Here is a pic of the Hoya leaf

Here is a link that might be useful: Hoya?

RE: What is the name?

Denise and Cena were right on, Hoya australis subsp tenuipes it is!


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