The neatest thing about H. manipurensis is not the "dischida-like" blooms, but the triangular leaves...just too neat...and they will blush red with light. Also a fast-growing plant and very easy to care for. I'm very fond of this hoya. Fondly, Patrick
An interesting tidbit about this hoya is that it was first classified as a hoya, later it was named a dischida, then moved back to hoya, then back to dischidia..and after DNA testing it was moved back to hoya once again. My plant hasn't bloomed yet, but it's the leaves that catch my eye. It still looks too much like a dischidia to me, but it likes much more water than any of my dischidias. I guess that DNA testing means it will remain a hoya....does anyone know for sure? Regardless, a great little plant and one of my favorites. Fondly, Patrick
Thanks Patrick,. Somehow the DNA link I was trying to post got lost in edit. Here it is -http://www.subcalva.se/g_manipur.html
I am curious to know more about this difference too. But may be it is too much to ask for.
I also read about this being classified a Dischidia every now and then.
I still want to know the difference between Hoya and Dischidia.
No one will test all the Hoyas and Dischidias , so how to tell by looking at them ??
Alka, basically you look at the blooms...typically the dischidias have very tiny blooms, usually in a lantern shape. The leaves are usually significantly smaller and often very rigid. I've never had a problem distinguishing between a dischidia and a hoya...I think that you only need to look at more pictures of dischidias and see for yourself the difference between them and hoyas...H. manipurensis is the exception...but, more exceptions may come along as people continue to discover new hoyas/dischidias. Best wishes, Patrick
Name: Carol Noel Hawaii (near Hilo) It's all about choices.
The differences, from what I understand, are in the relationships between the coronal lobes (corona) and the corolla lobes.... You might check with Antone Jones at Tropiflora in Sarasota, Florida for a better explanation.
Thanks Patrick. Guess, I have to get a Dischidia in order to understand better.
It is hard to understand the difference from pictures only.......
Carol , I did not see any descriptions about Dischidia/Hoya corona/corolla on Tropiflora site.