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Pakistan | Family List | Asclepiadaceae | Hoya

Hoya longifolia Wall. in Wight, Contrib. Bot. Ind. 36. 1834. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:56. 1883; Collett, Fl. Siml. 320. 1921; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. 3rd. ed. 349. 1956.


Shrub, climbing over trees and rocks by means of adventitious roots. Leaves 5-10 x 1.2-2.6 cm, narrowly lanceolate, nerves obscure, petiole 8-13 mm long. Flowers in axillary umbellate cymes. Peduncle 1.2-5 cm long, glabrous. Pedicel 1.2-2.6 cm long. Bracts minute. Calyx lobes 1-1.5 mm long, ovate, alternating with solitary glands. Corolla waxy white tinged with pink, 4-9 mm across. Follicles 7-30 cm long, slender, thin, smooth. Seeds 1-1.5 mm long, ovoid, tuberculate, coma 1.2-1.3 cm long, some hairs extend down the narrow edges of the seed, fewer at the base.

Fl. Per.: July-August.

Lectotype: Wallich Asclep. n. 40 (K, E).

Distribution: Kashmir, eastwards to Sikkim, Khasia mountains.


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