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Photo by Jon Evans,

Wild Corsican plants by Sheila Gregory,

Author: James Edward Smith, 1806
Origin:   Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Southern France, Italy, Serbia, Algeria, Corse, East Aegean Island,  Greece,  Sardegna, Switzerland, Yugoslavia
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  4,5-7 Centimetres
Height:  10 Centimetres
Flower:   Reddish Pink
Propagate: Seeds
Names:  Spring Sowbread, Wavy Cyclamen
Synonyms:  Might be: Cyclaminus repanda, Paul Friedrich August Ascherson, 1892.
Cyclamen repandum var. baborense, Debussche & Quézel.
Cyclamen repandum
subsp. peloponnesiacum, Grey-Wilson.
Cyclamen repandum
subsp. rhodense, Grey-Wilson.
Cyclamen repandum
var. vividum, Grey-Wilson.

This member of the Primulaceae family was given this name by James Edward Smith in 1806. It is found in Southern Europe and Algeria, growing in a rich soil with quite some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to 4,5 or even 7 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 10 centimetres in height. The flowers are reddish pink.

The genera name from Greek kyklos: 'circle' referring to the rounded tubers. The species name repandum is Latin for 'bent back' or 'turned up'.

 The caudex from