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Apocynaceae, Hoya, Taxonomy -

This is, honestly, my favourite thing about plants: diving headfirst into weird taxonomy things. You'll often see people refer to these plants with both names, with either name interchangeably, or as "Hoya latifolia (formerly macrophylla)" -- so what's the deal? Are they the same species, and which name is correct? Here's what happened. Two different scientists named two different, but extremely similar, hoya species "Hoya macrophylla" (meaning big-leaved) around the same time, not realizing what happened. When someone finally realized that they were two different species, the second one was renamed latifolia (also meaning big-leaved). Some sites I've found have...

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