Taxon: Hoya carnosa (L. f.) R. Br.

Genus: Hoya
Family: Apocynaceae
  Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
      Tribe: Marsdenieae
Nomen number: 103205
Place of publication: Asclepiadeae 16. 1810 (Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 1:27. 1811)
Name Verified on: 06-Feb-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 06-Feb-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Sukkulenten)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide F ChinaEng)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Fujian, - Guangdong, - Yunnan, - Guangxi
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Kyushu, - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Vietnam
    • Malesia: Malaysia

  • Naturalized:

  • Pacific

    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Albers, F. & U. Meve, eds. Illustrated handbook of succulent plants: Asclepiadaceae. 2002 (Ill Hdb Succ Pl Ascl) 149.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Eggli, U. Sukkulenten. 1994 (Sukkulenten)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. Flora of Taiwan. 1975-1979 (F Taiwan)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). 1965 (F JapanOhwi)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. 1943-1980 (F Panama)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)
  • Zhong Guo & Hua Jing China floral encyclopaedia. 1993 (China FlEncy)


Check other web resources for Hoya carnosa (L. f.) R. Br. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image