Hoya fraterna Blume

Wiry twiner to several metres long, latex white. Leaf blade obovate, succulent, flat, up to 30 cm long and 10 cm wide, green, silver flecking absent, softly hairy; margins entire, not recurved, same colour as rest of blade; venation penninerved, with 9 or 10 lateral veins; base rounded to truncate; tip acuminate. Umbel negatively geotropic, convex, of 20-25 flowers in tight ball. Corolla 13-15 mm wide, pale pink; lobes triangular-ovate, 4-5 mm long, 5-5.5 mm wide, slightly reflexed, shortly papillose.corona cream to pink.


Often misidentified in cultivation.

Leaf blade with 9-10 lateral veins; corolla pale pink.

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.