For some reason, It took me a very long time to pick up a Hoya onychoides. I finally got a cutting from aleyasgarden in Thailand about five years ago. I just took it for granted, and thought that I would flower it in short order because I had so much luck in quickly flowering its very close cousins macgillivrayi and archboldiana. Nothing went right with this one from the beginning. More on this one in the weeks ahead. Below is a photo of the buds taken this morning – note the horns on the corners of the corolla which should give the flowers its characteristic claw shape.