Chilean bulb genera Famatina and Solaria

James R. Fisher
Mon, 14 Jan 2008 14:41:58 PST
Lee Poulsen wrote:
> I recently saw a webpage 
> <…> 
> that had photos of the following two bulb species from Chile:
> Famatina maulensis
> Solaria brevicoalita
> The Famatina looked like Phycella or maybe Rhodophiala to me. I didn't 
> recognize the Solaria species. Are these new genera, or synonyms for 
> other genera? (This website had many other Chilean plant species in its 
> database with many photos. It had Phycella and Rhodophiala species as well.)
Did you notice that the authority for both the Famatina and Solaria is
the famous/notorious Ravenna ?
Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 100 F [38 C], Min. 10 F [-12 C]

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