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Wax flower (Hoya bella) This hoya is native to India, Thailand and Burma and it was described in 1905. It&#039;s a hoya best suitable for growing hanging. The leaves are small, lanceolate shaped about 3 cm long and 1 cm wide with a lowered center vein. Clusters of waxy white, pink centered, fragrant flowers. Small pointed leaves closely set on semi-trailing stems. The flowers are white with a pink/purple corona and have a nice fresh sort of perfume like fragrance. They are about 1.5 cm and normally you will wind 7-9 flowers in each umbel. The flowers grow at the tips of the veins, have no nectar, last about 8 days and this hoya drops its peduncles after the flowers. Hoya is a genus of 200-230 species of tropical climbing plants in the family Apocynaceae, native to southern Asia (India east to southern China and southward), Australia, and Polynesia. This genus was named by botanist Robert Brown, in honour of his friend, botanist Thomas Hoy. <br />
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Wax flower (Hoya bella)

This hoya is native to India, Thailand and Burma and it was described in 1905. It's a hoya best suitable for growing hanging. The leaves are small, lanceolate shaped about 3 cm long and 1 cm wide with a lowered center vein. Clusters of waxy white, pink centered, fragrant flowers. Small pointed leaves closely set on semi-trailing stems. The flowers are white with a pink/purple corona and have a nice fresh sort of perfume like fragrance. They are about 1.5 cm and normally you will wind 7-9 flowers in each umbel. The flowers grow at the tips of the veins, have no nectar, last about 8 days and this hoya drops its peduncles after the flowers. Hoya is a genus of 200-230 species of tropical climbing plants in the family Apocynaceae, native to southern Asia (India east to southern China and southward), Australia, and Polynesia. This genus was named by botanist Robert Brown, in honour of his friend, botanist Thomas Hoy.

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  1. Interesting how each flower has one or two ants attending it? Posted 2 years ago
    1. Pollinator for every flower :) Posted 2 years ago

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''Hoya carnosa'', the wax plant, is an Asclepiad species in the dogbane family . It is one of the many species of Hoya that are native to Eastern Asia and Australia. It is a common house plant grown for its attractive waxy foliage, and sweetly scented flowers.

The flowers are typically light pink, but may vary from near-white to dark pink; they are star-shaped, and are borne in clusters that look like tiny wax miniatures. The surface of the flowers are covered in tiny hairs giving a fuzzy.. more

Similar species: Gentianales
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Apr 24, 2018. Captured Apr 18, 2016 09:33 in Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort Rd, Laitkynsew, Meghalaya 793112, India.
  • NIKON D300S
  • f/8.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO200
  • 105mm