Research, research, research! Whether it is to deep dive about a species or just to see how to keep the dang plant alive, we have all been there! Doing research on our beloved plants is often necessary, but at times a daunting task. Especially with a species that is often changing and updating, such as Hoya. Where do you even start? Join us in this episode as we talk about our go-to spots when researching about Hoya. From tid-bits shared by other collectors to scientific research done by botanists, we hope you find helpful information here!
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Episode 30: Let's Talk Botanists, Hoya Resources & Finding Information
THINGS FROM THE EPISODE
1) This episode was recorded when STEMMA just came out with a new article, you may have seen it by now, but it is a great read for this quarter!
2) Fraser Cook released an intriguing YouTube video on the Hoya Hunters of Tanggamus located in the Lampung Province of Sumatra, Indonesia.
3) A beautiful art display by Eunice Nugroho won the prestigious Gold Metal for her painting series 'Hoya of Indonesia' at the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show of 2023.
You can see photos of her art as well as order a copy of the prints through her Instagram directly @inikeke.
pc: Hoya latifolia, courtesy of Eunice Nugroho, @inikeke, one of the prints from her painting series 'Hoya of Indonesia'
Who are some botanists that we see in Hoya publications lately?
Dr. Michele Rodda
Nathalie Simmonson Juhonewe
Dr. Sri Rahayu
Interested in printed Hoya works and publications?
- The Hoya Telegraph, printed and available for members of the Swedish Hoya Society is a quarterly Newsletter. For English speakers, you can send an e-mail to Jessica Ericsson-Hedlöf at email@example.com to inquire about membership!
- STEMMA Journal is a free quarterly publication that is available to the public. You can find updates through their FaceBook page STEMMA Journal or their website at: https://stemmajournal.org/
- 'Hoya Cards' created by Pattamate Watthanasakulcharoen can be purchased by sending a direct message on Facebook on A Hoya Study Corner by SC Plants.
pc: Hoya Cards, courtesy of Pattamate Watthanasakulcharoen
Looking for more Hoya information online?
- FRATERNA was a Hoya publication once in circulation, but has since discontinued. However, archives can be found through the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
ResearchGate is a great database that houses many newer and recent Hoya publications.
KEW holds Hoya information for any species, cultivar, etc. that have been formally recognized and published.
- Vermont Hoyas is a great website created and maintained by a fellow Hoya enthusiast Doug Chamberlain and has a plethora of personal experiences and helpful growing information. Doug particularly talks about his experiences blooming various Hoya as this is his primary goal while growing Hoya.
- My Hoyas also has great Hoya information from a personal grower and collector from Sweden, Christina.
RESOURCES TO DIVE DEEPER
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