Thursday, March 20, 2014
Botany picture #147: Hoya kanyakumariana
Hoya kanyakumariana (Apocynaceae), Botanic Garden of Halle, Germany, 2008. Another group that I have a weakness for are the asclepiads, now treated as part of the Apocynaceae family. I guess I like them for their intricate flowers, but also for their odd pollination biology, especially in the case of the sapromyophiliac species. Hoya is a large genus (mostly?) of vines, and the botanic garden of the university where I did my first post-doc has a great collection of it.