Nolo Contendere
Wed, 15 Jun 2011 14:16:37 PDT
I've examined the type specimens and the single flower looks much like a 
Hippeastrum.  There are a number of odd hippeastroids in central and 
southern Brazil, including H. cipoanum, described as a hippeastrum by 
Ravenna, not to mention the enigmatic Eithea.

Alan Meerow

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