||After Thomas Hoy, the gardner at Syon House for the Duke of Northumberland
|| Wide leaves
||Dinner Plate Hoya
The scientific and common name of Hoya latifolia says it all, the large leaves is the key to identify it. It is also thick and heart-shaped with distinctive venation. The young leaves having a reddish-orange colour. The flowers may be either red or white.
The Dinner Plate Hoya is one of the recognisable (and hence, easier to spot) native Hoya species because of its large leaves. It can be found in our Central Catchment Nature Reserves and mangroves.
Red or orange young leaves.
Flower clusters. Tube-like fruits can also be seen.
Close-up of the leaf. Note the venation.
Back of the leaf.
Posted Date: 2014-07-28 / Modified Date: 2015-01-11