Hoya chlorantha


Hoya chlorantha Rech. 1908, native to Oceania, has been discovered by the Austrian Botanist Karl Rechinger (1867–1952) in Samoa in the year 1905.The wax flower Hoya chlorantha is a fast-growing, epiphytic tropical climber, the umbels include up to 25 flowers. Single flowers reach a size of about 2 cm in diameter. To come into bloom this Hoya species requires a lot of light. There is also a pink-red variation known, named Hoya chlorantha var. tutuilensis, discovered by the Norwegian botanist Erling Christophersen (1898 - 1994) in 1929.

Hoya chlorantha
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Image: Hoya chlorantha Rech. 1908

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