Hoya australis, Fam. Asclepiadaceae
Trailing to perennial, thick and fleshy, vine.
|Form or habit:||Vine (Climbing, Twining or groundcover)|
Simple, opposite, overall rounded shape, 3.5-9 x 2-5.5cm, fleshy, hairless, pale to dark green. Can usually find a few finger glands at the base of the midvein on the upper surface.
|Flower description:||Umbrels of up to 20 white to pinkish, somewhat waxy flowers, fragrant. March to October.|
|Fruit description:||Slender, green, follicles, 7-18cm long. Seed have a white plume up to 2.5cm long. June to February.|
|Distribution||Queensland, New South Wales, Melanesia.|
|Food source for:||Larval food plant of the common crow and no brand crow butterflies.|
|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Used in horticulture. Easily grown from cuttings. Prefers well composted soil, can withstand dry periods and considerable exposure to sun. Suitable for pots.|
|Information sources:||Melzer R. & Plumb J. (2007) Plants of Capricornia.|