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  Hoya australis ssp. tenuipes (K.D. Hill) P. I. Forst & Liddle
  Family Name : Apocynaceae

  Synonyms : Hoya oligotricha ssp. tenuipes

  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Climber, Vine & Liana, Epiphyte, Lithophyte
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Australia, Papau New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Melanesia
      Preferred Climate Zone :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Fast growing, robust vine
      Foliage: Leaves elliptic to ovate, glabrous or occasionally very slightly hairy, light to yellowish green in specimens growing under high light conditions, otherwise dark green.
      Flowers: Flowers fragrant. Corolla lobes white with a purplish red tinge towards the corona. Corona lobes white.
      Habitat :
      Epiphyte in rainforests or coastal forests near mangroves; is also known to grow as a lithophyte.
      Associated Fauna :
      In its native range, this species is a foodplant for the caterpillars of the following butterfly species from the family Nymphalidae:  Euploea alcathoe (Striped Black Crow), Euploea boisduvalii, Euploea core (Common Crow) and Tirumala hamata (Blue Tiger Butterfly).

      The known pollinator for this species is a butterfly, the Greenish Grass Dart (Ocybadistes walkeri) from the family Hesperiidae.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers)
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Easy to Grow
      Landscape Uses :
      Small Gardens, Container Planting, Hanging Basket
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Fragrant / Aromatherapy Garden
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Toxic Upon Ingestion, [Remarks] (Avoid contact with sap as it may cause skin irritation in certain individuals. Keep plants away from children and pets.)
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Butterfly Food Plant, Caterpillar Food Plant (Leaves)
      Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna) (Insects (Butterfly, Moth))
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
      Pest(s) :
      Sucking Insects
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Leathery
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Red, White
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Hairy / Hirsute
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flowering Period :
      A Few Times Yearly
      Flower Lifespan On Plant :
      Several Days

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