Guardian of Hoya
This Hoya pubicalyx was seen at the Garden of the Resort I was staying at.
It is an introduced plant/flower to the Garden and apparently, Hoya pubicalyx originates from Philippines, so it is interesting for me to see it here as I have yet to see them in Philippines.
In the garden, there are also a lot of Indo-Pacific Gecko, and this one seems to hang on/around this bunch of flowers all the time, and in the morning, it will even sips water from the flowers.
Hoya pubicalyx is a waxflower in the Hoya genus. Hoya pubicalyx comes from the Philippines and it was described in 1918. Its flowers are very similar to those of Hoya carnosa and comparation of DNA sequences suggest that H. pubicalyx and H. carnosa may actually be one species.