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Photo from Cyclamen.org.


Photo from Cyclamen.org.

Author:  Carl Ludwig Sprenger, 1892
Family:  PRIMULACEAE
Origin:  SW Turkey
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5-7 Centimetres
Height:  8 Centimetres
Flower:  White -Pale Pink - Deep Pink - Rose Pink - Carmine Purple
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Alpine Cyclamen
Synonyms:  Cyclamen coum subsp. alpinum, O. Schwarz.
Cyclamen trochopteranthum
, Otto Schwarz,1975.
Cyclamen alpinum f. leucanthum, Grey-Wilson.

This member of the Primulaceae family was given this name by Carl Ludwig Sprenger in 1892. It is found in south-western Turkey, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to five or even seven centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to eight centimetres in height. The flowers are from white, over shades of pink to carmine purple.

The genera name from Greek kyklos: 'circle' referring to the rounded tubers.  The species name despite it is found only in the altitude of from 3501500 metres.