Hoya meliflua (blanco) merr.

Vine with rather thick stem. Stems and leaves often exude white sap when cut or bruised. Leaves oppositely arranged along the stem, lamina oblong-elliptic, flat, glossy green, with obscure veins, up to 10⎼25 cm long, 2⎼8 cm wide; apex acute, base rounded; petiole 1⎼2.5 cm long, 3⎼5 mm thick. Flowers on globose or ball-shaped umbel up to 5 cm across or more, with up to 30 flowers; corolla pink or cream-white, often stained with honey, reflexed and bristly along the margins, 1.7⎼2 cm across.

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flowing-honey hoya
Native / Non-native
Hoya Meliflua
  • Plants producing true flowers and fruits for sexual reproduction
  • Leaves with midrib not extended into tendril
  • Leaves opposite or decussate in arrangement
  • Vines with stems exuding white sap
  • Flowers on globose or ball-shaped umbel, pink or pinkish-white; leaves oblong rather flat
  • Angiosperms
  • Plants producing true flowers and fruits for sexual reproduction