Chilean bulb genera Famatina and Solaria

Lee Poulsen
Mon, 14 Jan 2008 13:54:49 PST
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.)

They also had a Leucocoryne alliacea that I hadn't seen before. The open 
flower looked like a Leucocoryne, but the flower head appearance was 
quite different from other Leuc.'s I've seen.

Does anyone know about these?
--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10

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