Hoya multiflora Blume

Shooting Star

Erect, non-twining herb to 50 cm high, latex white. Leaf blade elliptic-oblong to oblanceolate, leathery, flat, up to 15 cm long and 7 cm wide, green, silver flecking sometimes present, hairless; margins entire, not recurved, same colour as rest of blade; venation penninerved, with 11 or 12 lateral veins, more or less obscure; base cuneate; tip acute to acuminate. Umbel positively geotropic, convex, of 20-40 flowers in loose ball. Corolla 18-20 mm wide, yellow; lobes lanceolate-oblong, 13-15 mm long, 4-5 mm wide, strongly reflexed, hairless. Corona cream. [Centrostemma multiflora (Blume) Decne.; H. 'Shooting Star']

China, Philippines, Java, Malaysia

Erect non-twiner; corolla yellow, strongly reflexed.

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.