"Hoya" According to Wikipedia (So it must be true!)

dave@friarblog —  January 10th, 2009 4:26 AM
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H/T goes to Matt Price on Facebook for this one.

What does the term “hoya” really mean?  Many different things, according to Wikipedia.  The page has one of those disambiguation links at the top so you can see the term’s “other uses”.  However, that’s not important.  The following is what the great citizens of the internet thought was the most important meaning of the word “Hoya” — and since I read it on Wikipedia, it has to be true.  Oh the truthiness!


Hoya is a genus of 200-300 species of tropical climbing plants in the family Apocynaceae (Dogbane), native to southern Asia (India east to southern China and southward), Australia, and Polynesia. Common names for this genus are waxplantwaxvinewaxflower or simply hoya. This genus was named by botanist Robert Brown, in honour of his friend, botanist Thomas Hoy.

So what you’re saying is that we should call them the Georgetown Flowers?  How dainty.

They are sweetly scented and produce abundant nectar

Man alive! There are…too…many…jokes. There’s about 87 Patrick Ewing jokes alone in there somewhere.  I’ll leave those for the comments :)

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