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Hoya australis  R.Br. ex J.Traill
Waxflower
Widespread in Northern Australia. A beautifully scented epiphytic vine.
This species was collected by Banks and Solander at Cooktown in 1770

Two subspecies are shown here:
Hoya australis subsp. australis
Hoya australis subsp. rupicola

Hoya australis  R.Br. ex J.Traill subsp.
australis


    Hoya australis subsp. australis Hoya australis subsp. australis
   
  Description: Flowers and leaves Description: Flowers and leaves
    Location: Davies Creek, North Queensland Location: Hopevale Beach Rd, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates: 16˚58.536S,145˚32.815E GPS coordinates: 15˚16.094S,145˚16.868E
    Date:9 March 2008 Date:26 April 2008
Field No.:U385 Field No.:U386
       
    Hoya australis subsp. australis Hoya australis subsp. australis
    Description: Flowers Description: Flowers and leaves
    Location: Hopevale Beach Rd, North Queensland Location: Hopevale Beach Rd, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates: 15˚16.094S,145˚16.868E GPS coordinates: 15˚16.094S,145˚16.868E
    Date:26 April 2008 Date:26 April 2008
    Field No.:U386 Field No.:U386
       
 
Hoya australis subsp. rupicola (K.D.HIll) P.I.Forst.& Liddle 
  This subspecies is from the Northern Territory but was not flowering at the time of the visit.
       
    Hoya australis subsp. rupicola Hoya australis subsp. rupicola
   
    Description: Leaves Description: Plant
    Location:Tolmer Falls, Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory Location:Tolmer Falls, Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory
    GPS coordinates:13˚12.2652S, 13043.0128E GPS coordinates:13˚12.2652S, 13043.0128E
    Date:28 May 2018 Date:28 May 2018
    Field No.:6637 Field No.:6637
       
       

 

References (accessed 16 June 2018):

http://anpsa.org.au/h-aus.html

http://keys.trin.org.au:8080/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Hoya_australis_subsp._australis.htm

Forster, P.I. & Liddle, D.J. in Orchard, A.E., (Ed) (1996) Flora of Australia 28: 231-237

 

 

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Hoya australis