Hoya evelinae Is A Native of Papua New Guinea

Hoya evelinae was discovered in the Western Province of PNG, on the Black River near Dahamo. It is a climber in riverine forest, often growing on trees or shrubs, or even on mossy rocks, near or above streams. Not observed on taller trees or in sunnier and drier areas, only in shade or filtered sunlight. Locally common. It was found at elevations from 440-460 meters.