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Hoya cinnamomifolia

Hoya cinnamomifolia

Hoya cinnamomifolia

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Asclepiadoideae
Tribus: Marsdenieae
Genus: Hoya
Sectio: H. sect. Hoya
Subsectio: H. subsect. Lactisuccus
Species: Hoya cinnamomifolia

Hoya cinnamomifolia Hook., 1848

Hoya coccinea Lem., Fl. Serres Jard. Eur. 4: 310 (1848).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Asie-Tropical

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Hooker, W.J., 1848. Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed ... London 74: t. 4347. 1848


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Hoya cinnamomifolia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Oct. 08. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2018. Hoya cinnamomifolia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Oct. 08. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Hoya cinnamomifolia. Published online. Accessed: Oct. 08 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Hoya cinnamomifolia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Oct. 08.
Tropicos.org 2018. Hoya cinnamomifolia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Oct. 08.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Hoya cinnamomifolia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names

Hoya cinnamomifolia is a vine that comes from the island of Java. It is one of the larger members of the Hoya genus with typically one leaf per node. Each leaf is large, dark green, and has lighter colored veins that run parallel to the leaf. The leaves can get as big as 15 cm by 6 cm. Hoya cinnamomifolia got its name due to the resemblance of its leaves to those of Cinnamomum verum.

The flowers produced come in umbels of 20-30 and have a lime green corolla and bright burgundy corona. The corolla of each flower appears bent backwards and the corona protrudes out but has a flat surface. On the flowers is produced a sugary nectar and the flowers are rather short lived. Each flower is 2 cm in diameter.

Curtis' BOTANICAL MAGAZINE, Tab. 4347,(1859)
Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java. (F Java)
Burton, C. M. 1980. Hoyan 2:31, 41, 43.
Burton, C. M. 1981. Cover picture: Hoya cinnamomifolia Hooker. Hoyan 3:60.

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