A guide to the hoyas of Borneo.

A guide to the hoyas of Borneo. Anthony Lamb, Michele Rodda.
A guide to the hoyas of Borneo.

Kota Kinabalu: 2016. Octavo, dustwrapper, colour photographs, map.

Borneo is one of the top 10 biodiversity hot spots in the world and Hoya diversity on the island is only surpassed by the Philippines at present. Currently it is estimated that there are about 80 species in Borneo, with 72 named, of which 67 are covered in this Guide. Of the 72 named species, half are endemic to Borneo. Hoya are used by native people for medicinal and other purposes and medical research is now finding chemical constituents that may have future potential in the industry. Because of the colorful and scented flowers, over 100 species are now commercially available as ornamentals from specialist nurseries. This Guide covers some aspects of their cultivation, both as outdoor climbers in gardens in tropical and subtropical counties as well as indoor house-plants in colder climates. Also available in paperback [stock id 39061].

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