Unique newly discovered big flowered
species from the ever mist covered mountains. Fully
pendant habit covered with coarse stiff hairs and 4 cm
(almost 2") huge campanulate pinkish white flowers.
Curious what the name of your species would be? A Latin
termination is added to your family name:
-iana (for a person, unisex)
-iae (for a woman)
-ii (for a man)
-iorum (for two or more people,
e.g. a couple or family)
Ex. named for Lundberg
is a new plant awaiting to be named for you!
why not give it away as a most unique gift to someone?
Guinea has many, recently discovered or still
undiscovered, species awaiting to be scientifically
The picture at left is one Hoya awaiting to be
named and published.
are beautiful and easy to grow plants, and very popular
among both the general gardeners and specialty
collectors. They are also grown commercially in Europe
and Asia, and the interest is rapidly growing
Therefore the new name will not only be published to be
known among a few scientists. No, the name will be known
and used across the globe among the big number of people
rare opportunity, where the Hoya Guardian's contribution
will be remembered forever.
there is a limit to only 10 species: first donated,
first served. Currently only 7 species are available.
The amount is up to you to decide, but it must cover at
least one full month of field work, which is €1,600 and
two biggest donations have two advantages:
These two will be published first. These two Hoya
Guardians will be able to choose their favourites among
a number of new species, when it is time to make
Currently the biggest donation is €2.500.
other Hoya Guardians' species will be published in
chronological order when new species are to be
published. It may take several years until the tenth
species has been studied carefully and published - this
is a time consuming procedure.
Hoya Guardian, you will receive a diploma certifying
that you are a Hoya Guardian. Once a species have been
named for you, you will receive a card illustrated with
your new species and its scientific name derived from your name.
If you wish, you may also receive a small plant of it as
well to grow by yourself!
Contact me if you want to become a Hoya Guardian.