Rauhia identification?

Pia Binha via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 15:15:07 PDT
i’m no expert but Rauhia is not found in brazil unless it’s a new species?   here are the 5 listed by kew.  


tsuh yang

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>>> Hi folks,
>>> Is it possible to identify Rauhia without a flower?
>>> I purchased this at Bob Smoley's greenhouse literally 2 days before he
>>> passed away, so this is a very sentimental plant in my collection. I feel
>>> so fortunate to have met this beautiful soul.
>>> He was telling me that a friend of his collected this plant a long time ago
>>> - I believe he mentioned Brazil. My memory doesn't serve me in this regard.
>>> The shape and overall appearance seem pretty distinctive. (The leaf always
>>> looks like this; tall, and has "fullers" and is glaucous.)
>>> I don't remember it ever having more than one leaf at a time.
>>> If the picture doesn't work for you, let me know, and I can send it
>>> directly.
>>> Thanks in advance, Jude
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