Hoya obovata Decne.

Wiry twiner to several metres long, latex white. Leaf blade orbicular to obovate, succulent, flat, up to 8 cm long and 6.5 cm wide, green, silver flecking present, hairless; margins entire, not recurved, same colour as rest of blade; venation penninerved, with 5 or 6 lateral veins, rather obscure; base cuneate or rounded; tip obtuse to notched. Umbel negatively geotropic, convex, of 15-25 flowers in tight ball. Corolla 9-11 mm wide, white to pale pink; lobes oblong-ovate, 3.5-4 mm long, 3.5-3.8 mm wide, slightly reflexed, shortly papillose. Corona pink-red.


Leaf blade with silver flecking; corolla white to pale 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.