Hoya lanceolata subsp. bella

Pendent, non-twining herb to 1 m long, latex white. Leaf blade oblanceolate, succulent, flat, 1.5-6 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide, green, silver flecking absent, hairless; margins entire, not recurved, same colour as rest of blade; venation penninerved, obscure; base cuneate or rounded; tip acute or acuminate. Umbel positively geotropic, concave, of 5-10 flowers in tight ball. Corolla 12-13 mm wide, white; lobes triangular-ovate, 5-6 mm long, 4-5 mm wide, slightly inflexed to flat, shortly papillose. Corona pink. [H. lanceolata subsp. bella (Hook.) D.H. Kent]


Subshrub with succulent leaves, white corolla and pink corona.

Source: Forster, P.; Liddle, D.; Liddle, I. (2002). Hoya. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press. (as Hoya bella)

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Gentianales
family       Apocynaceae
genus        Hoya R.Br.
species         Hoya lanceolata D.Don