Is This Orchid Palm Grass?

I have been searching for the name of this plant for many weeks. When I bought it, I read the tag that says something to do with orchid and palm, so I thought this is another type of tropical orchid.

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I have divided the original plant three time, one to give to my SIL and this one, the one blooming in the picture was finally given to my aunt 2 weeks ago.

I think it is Curculigo capitulata, Orchid Palm Grass but when I searched online all it says that this plant has yellow flower that looks like orchid. But mine is not yellow.

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I’m still searching for the right name for it but reading the description and looking from the picture they shared, I think I am almost right.

Taken from worldplants.com,

“Not an orchid and not a palm, Curculigo is a genus of stemless perennial tuberous rhizomes resembling juvenile coconut palms. They’re in the family Hypoxidaceae, which is associated with the Amaryllis and Lily families. They hail from tropical Asia, Malaysia, and Australia, and need to be house or greenhouse plants in most of the US. Their low light requirements make them ideal as house palms. Their flowers occur at the base of the plant, and although shaped like orchid flowers, are not as spectacular. The foliage is, though, consisting of strongly ribbed, long, arching leaves on long petioles.”

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