Apocynaceae Juss.
Hoya R.Br. , legitimate, scientific
Brown, R. (27 March 1810), Prodromus florae Novae Hollandiae et insulae Van-Diemen, exhibens characteres plantarum quas annis 1802-1805: 459 [tax. nov.]
  • Type: Hoya carnosa (L.) R.Br.
  • Etymology: "Dixi in honorem THOMAE HOY, Botanico et plantarum cultore perito."
  • Comment: This name was published simultaneously in both Brown's Prodromus and his On the Asclepiadeae 15, between 1–7 Apr. 1810.
Brown, R. (3 April 1810), On the Asclepiadeae: 15-16 [secondary reference]
  • Etymology: "I have named this genus in honour of Mr THOMAS HOY, whose merits as an intelligent and successful cultivator, have been long known to the botanists of this country."
Brown, R. (1811), On the Asclepiadeae. Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society 1: 26 [secondary reference]
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1882), Systematic Census of Australian Plants: 94 [secondary reference]
Bailey, F.M. (1913), Comprehensive Catalogue of Queensland Plants: 332 [secondary reference]
common name: Waxflower [n/a]
Cronquist, A.J. (1981), An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants: 882 [secondary reference]
Jacobs, S.W.L. & Pickard, J. (1981), Plants of New South Wales: 70 [secondary reference]
Liddle, D.J. in Forster, P.I. (ed.) (1986), Preliminary Observations on Hoya and Dischidia (Asclepiadaceae) in Australia. Hoya in Australia: 2-35 [secondary reference]
Ross, E.M. in Stanley, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (1986), Asclepiadaceae. Flora of South-eastern Queensland 2: 311 [secondary reference]
Hill, K.D. (26 May 1988), A revision of Hoya (Asclepiadaceae) in Australia. Telopea 3(2): 241-255 [secondary reference]
Forster, P.I. & Liddle, D.J. (21 August 1990), Hoya R.Br. (Asclepiadaceae) in Australia - An Alternative Classification. Austrobaileya 3(2): 217 [secondary reference]
Harden, G.J. & Williams, J.B. in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1992), Asclepiadaceae. Flora of New South Wales 3: 533 [secondary reference]
Wheeler, J.R. in Wheeler, J.R. (ed.) (1992), Asclepiadaceae. Flora of the Kimberley Region: 713-714 [secondary reference]
Barker, R.M. (1993), Asclepiadaceae. Flora of Australia 50: 325 [secondary reference]
Forster, P.I. & Liddle, D.J. in Orchard, A.E. (ed.) (1996), Hoya. Flora of Australia 28: 231-237 APC [secondary reference]
  • APC Dist.: WA, ChI, NT, Qld (native and doubtfully naturalised), NSW
Cooper, W.E. & Cooper, W.T. (2004), Fruits of the Australian Tropical Rainforest: 41 [secondary reference]
Mabberley, D.J. (1 May 2008), Mabberley's Plant-Book Edn. 3: 415 [secondary reference]