Pointed-Petal Wax Flower
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Pointed-Petal Wax Flower
P Native Photo: Angela Pangkam
Common name: Pointed-Petal Wax Flower
Botanical name: Hoya arnottiana    Family: Apocynaceae (Oleander family)

Pointed-Petal Wax Flower is a tall climbing shrub, quite hairless. It is named for George Arnold Walker-Arnott, 19th century Scottish botanist. Leaves are variable, 7.5-20 by 5-10 cm, elliptic or lanceshaped, pointed or tapering, leathery, hairless; nerves prominent; leaf-stalk 1.2-2.5 cm long. Flower-cluster-stalks are stout, flower-stalks about 2.5 cm. Sepals are broadly ovate-blunt. Flowers are hairless within, 1.8-2 cm across, petals spreading, somewhat-pointed. Coronal processes are large, exceeding the tube. Follicles are 10-13 cm long. Pointed-Petal Wax Flower is found in Eastern Himalaya, NE-India, Darjeeling, Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal, Bangladesh and Indo-China.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in East Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh.

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