Hoya sussuela (Roxb.) Merr.
Merrill, E.D. (1917) Interpret. Rumph. Herb. Amboinense : 438.
A slender vine not exceeding a stem diameter of 2 cm.
Inflorescence not strictly axillary as it arises from the twig between the petiole bases. Inflorescence an umbelliform raceme. Peduncles about 10-30 mm long. Pedicels about 20-25 mm long, producing a milky exudate when broken. Calyx lobes about 3 mm long. Small cream or yellow glands visible on the inner surface of the calyx one at the junction of each pair of adjacent sepals. Corolla stiff and leathery, about 45 mm diam. at maturity. Inner surface clothed in short hairs or tubercles. Anthers almost horizontal, sessile, fused to form a structure surrounding the style and stigma. Pollen aggregated in pollinia.
Cotyledons elliptic, about 12 x 6-7 mm, petioles clothed in curved hairs. First pair of leaves ovate to elliptic, apex acute, base obtuse, upper surface of the leaf blade almost glabrous, lower surface and the margins clothed in hairs. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade thick and fleshy, elliptic to ovate, apex acuminate, base cordate, almost peltate, midrib depressed on the upper surface. Upper and lower leaf blade surfaces sparsely hairy. Terminal bud and stem densely clothed in short curly hairs. Seed germination time 6 days.