Hoya subquintuplinervis Miq.

Wiry twiner to several metres long, latex white. Leaf blade broad-ovate, succulent, flat, up to 12 cm long and 9 cm wide, dark green, silver flecking absent, hairless; margins entire, not recurved, same colour as rest of blade; venation palminerved, with 5 veins from base; base cordate to rounded; tip acute. Umbel negatively geotropic, convex, of 10-30 flowers in tight ball. Corolla 13-15 mm wide, cream; lobes lanceolate-ovate, about 6 mm long and 4.5 mm wide, strongly reflexed, hairless. Corona cream. [H. sp. Chiang Mai]


The identity of this plant is open to debate and those in cultivation may be referable to H. latifolia G. Don.

Leaf blade 5-nerved from base; corona cream.

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.