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Hoya buotii

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Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial

Biogeography

Native Distribution Philippines
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Thin wiry vine, often woody at the base.
Foliage Leaves mid - dark green, to 12cm long by 5cm wide. 
Flowers Flowers fragrant, with a vanilla like scent; to 3cm across. Petals very pale yellow - dull yellow, in some forms with a warm violet tinge, densely hairy. Corona lobes white - cream, red- dark red towards the centre. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
Usage Hazard - Cons Toxic Upon Ingestion
Usage Hazard - Cons Remarks Avoid contact with milky/ white sap as it may cause skin irritation in certain individuals. Keep plants away from children and pets as sap could be toxic.

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Easy to Grow
Pest(s) Chewing Insects, Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Stem Cutting

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Cream / Off-White, Red, White, Yellow / Golden
Flower Texture(s) Velvety / Furry / Tomentose
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

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Others

Master ID 31423
Species ID 5820
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.
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