William Aiton, 1789
Western Turkey, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy,
Yugoslavia, France and Switzerland,
||Minimum - Maximum
White - Light Pink
Cyclamen, Cyclamen de Naples, Herbst-Alpenveilchen,
Neaopolitanisches Alpenveilchen, Hardy Cyclamen, Sowbread,
Cyclamen europaeum, Carl Linnaeus, 1753.
Cyclamen neapolitanum var. album Hort. ex Malley.
Cyclamen neapolitanum Ten. 1813.
(Cyclamen creticum Hildebr. 1906 -> Cyclamen
hederifolium subsp. creticum, O. Schwarz, 1938)
(Cyclamen africanum, Pierre Edmond Boissier & George
François Reuter, 1852 -> Cyclamen hederifolium subsp.
africanum, J. H. Ietswaart, 2005).
This member of the Primulaceae
was described by William Aiton in 1789. It is found in, Turkey,
Bulgaria Greece, Italy, Yugoslavia, France and Switzerland. It grows in the forests in rich
soil with little to some water and little to lots of sun. It can stand rather hard
frost. The caudex can grow up to 25 centimetres or more in diameter, the
leaves will get fifteen centimetres height. The flowers wary in colour from white
to light pink.
The genera name from Greek kyklos:
'circle' referring to the rounded tubers. The species name
hederifolium means ivy-leaved.
According to GRIN, it
is a member of the Myrsinaceae family.