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Autumn by Ori Fragman-Sapir, Powo.science.kew.org.


Photo by Jon Evans, Alpinegardensociety.net.

Author: Carl Georg Theodor Kotschy, 1865
Family:  PRIMULACEAE
Origin:  Cyprus
Soil:  Rich - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pale Pink - Rose
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Cyprus Cyclamen
Synonyms:  (Cyclamen cyprium, Sibth.)

This member of the Primulaceae family was given this name by Carl Georg Theodor Kotschy in 1865. It is found on Cyprus, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to seven centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to fifteen centimetres in height. The flowers are from white over pale pink to rose.

The genera name from Greek kyklos: 'circle' referring to the rounded tubers. The species name after the island it is found on; Cyprus.

This is a winter-grower.