Hoya diversifolia Blume

Wiry twiner to several metres long, latex white. Leaf blade elliptic-obovate, obovate, oblanceolate, succulent, flat, up to 13 cm long and 5 cm wide, green, silver flecking absent, hairless; margins entire, not recurved, same colour as rest of blade; venation penninerved, obscure; base cuneate; tip acute. Umbel negatively geotropic, convex, of 10-25 flowers in loose ball. Corolla 11-13 mm wide, pink; lobes broad-ovate, 4.8-5 mm long, 4.5-5 mm wide, more or less flat, shortly papillose. Corona pink-red. [H. bandaensis auct. in part, non Schltr.]


Often misidentified in cultivation.

Leaf blade venation obscure; corolla pink; corona pink-red.

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.

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