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Hoya scortechinii

Family Name: Apocynaceae
Semi-Shade Little Water Interiorscape / Indoor Plant Fragrant Ornamental Flowers Epiphyte Woody Creeper

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Shrub (Trailing), Epiphyte
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Biogeography

Native Distribution Malaya
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status 1 Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A terrestrial or epiphyte with thin and branching stems, climbing or scrambling up to 3 m long.
Foliage Leaves have round petioles, measuring about 1.5 cm long. Leaf blade is ovate-lanceolate, thick and stiff with faint pinnate venation.
Flowers Flowers are borne in clusters of 3 - 5 cm in diameter, each cluster consisting of 5 - 20 flowers. Flowers are unscented, 7 - 8 mm in diameter and is white to pale yellow with pink apices.
Habitat Found in lowland to hilly forests, and swamps.
Etymology The genus Hoya means wax flower. The specific epithet scortechinii is named after Benedetto Scortechini, who collected the type specimen in Perak, Malaysia.

Landscaping Features

Landscaping Flowers are faintly scented.
Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers)
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Little Water
Propagation Method Stem Cutting

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Thick
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Green
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Entire

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) White, Red, Yellow / Golden
Flower Texture(s) Waxy
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Symmetry Radial
Individual Flower Shape Stellate / Star-shaped
Inflorescence Type Umbel

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Master ID 121
Species ID 1417
Species record last updated on: 16 May 2019.
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