Hoya shepherdii Hook.

Wiry twiner to several metres long, latex white. Leaf blade lanceolate to oblanceolate, succulent, usually incurved with age, up to 20 cm long and 1.5 cm wide, dark-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 5-10 flowers in tight ball. Corolla 18-20 mm wide, waxy-white; lobes ovate, 7-8 mm long, 6-7 mm wide, inflexed, shaggily papillose on edges only. Corona white, with pink on inner edges.


Closely allied to H. lanceolata.

Leaf lanceolate to oblanceolate; corolla waxy-white and shaggily papillose on edges only.

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.