Hoya serpens

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Hoya serpens
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Hoya
Species: H. serpens
Binomial name
Hoya serpens
Hook.f.

Hoya serpens is a small trailing vine found in the Himalayas and surrounding areas. It has small round leaves that are 1.5 to 2 cm long. The leaves are dark green, hairy, and have grey spots intermittently dispersed.

The flowers produced are extremely fuzzy with a light green corolla and a white corona with a bit of pink towards the center of the flower, with finally a yellow center. The flowers last about a week, and unlike other Hoyas, produce very little nectar. Additionally, the flowers produce a sweet fragrance. It was first discovered and published by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1883.

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References[edit]

  • FLORA OF BRITISH INDIA Vol. 4 p. 55, J. D. Hooker, (1883)