Saturday, September 8, 2007

Hoya Multiflora / Shooting Stars

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Shot in Lincoln Park Conservatory ... in August, 2007.

Hoya is a genus of 200-230 species of tropical climbing plants in the family Apocynaceas [Dogbane], native to Southeast Asia [india, china, Australia] ... Common name is waxplant or Hoya.

The dogbane family is closely related and similar to the milkweed family ... both have a characteristic milky sap.

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