Rohdea and Aspidistra

The Silent Seed
Sun, 26 Jun 2011 08:42:22 PDT
I have no clue why, but from the time I joined, I've seen nothing mentioned about these two wonderfully fantastic genera. Is there anybody else out there who appreciates and / or collects these? What are your favorites and why? 
I will start: I have a modest collection of about a dozen types and am always looking for more.  
My favorite Aspidistra is the sp. lurida Ginga ("milky way" - who has the REAL milky way anyway? Is there a hard and fast rule to differentiate them?) - I just get lost in each leaf with its' starry patterns of yellow dots. 
For a Rohdea, my favorite is the plain jane japonica. I love the simplicity of it. 
The first time I saw an Aspidistra flower, I was dumfouned! I knew they were held low, but this one was actually buried, and only visible after I pulled the plant up. It looks exactly like a paw paw tree flower. Amazing! 
Do share! 

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