Identification forum: new to hoyas - need ID

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May 16, 2010 6:47 PM CST
I have about 11 or so Hoya species, and a few that I cannot identify. As a biologist, it really bugs me when I do not know the exact name of something. Unfortunately I am trying to go from the leaf identification rather than from the flower (none yet). There are 2 different ones in the picture above.
LEFT---Can't tell if it is a Hoya curtisii ora Dischidia. Leaves are across from each other on the stem, about 2/3 inch wide with a point at the top-- leaves mottled with silver

RIGHT--cute leaves, mottled with brown/darker green. The leaves form on trailer stems, with smaller little leaves as they move down the trailer

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May 16, 2010 7:07 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
The one on the left is H. curtisii... One on the right I have never seen before..... Confused
Leap. The net will appear.
May 16, 2010 9:14 PM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
The one on the right is Ceropegia woodii, common name "String of Hearts": of ceropegia woo...

edited to add: Not related to Hoya
edited again to add: Oops ... it is in the same family as Hoya but different Genus!
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May 20, 2010 4:37 PM CST
I thought the left was H. curtisii. However, the one on the right is NOT string of hearts. I have one of those, and its leaves are indeed heart-shaped, but with blunt apex. This leaf on my Hoya? (or maybe a Dischidia?) has no identation at the top of the leaf where a heart has one, BUT it has a point at the bottom of the leaf. Very different.

Anyone have an idea?
May 20, 2010 4:42 PM CST
Sorry, I was talking about the H. curtisii leaf shape. The guy on the right is perfectly round, no indentations or points. There are trailers with even smaller leaves going up the trailers. I looked at pics of species of Ceropegia and non fit. Those leaves are rather fleshy (like Hoya) and not thin/flat like my Ceropegia.

May 20, 2010 4:56 PM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
I bet it is some variety of Dischidia. It sure is pretty whatever it turns out to be. Check out this great Dischidia site and see if you can find a match:
May 20, 2010 5:11 PM CST
Looked through all of the pics of Dischidia. How about Hoya serpens. VERY similar, but my leaves are mottled with brownish on green. AlohaHoya, you had a H. serpens on your website. How does it fit that one?
May 21, 2010 12:55 AM CST
Name: Dominic Murray
Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Have you got a clearer picture of it. Its a bit fuzzy.and one of the whole plant?
May 21, 2010 9:51 PM CST
Someone had me go check out Pepperomia prostrata: it matches exactly. A really weird Pepperomia.
May 22, 2010 3:33 AM CST
Name: Dominic Murray
Lanzarote, Canary Islands

iwas thinking Pepperomia.....the leaves look a little translucent

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