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Author: Richard Gorer, 1975
Origin:   Peloponnese, Rhodes, SW Kos
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  10 Centimetres
Flower:   White - Light Pink - Dark Pink
Propagate: Seeds
Names:  Rhodes Cyclamen
Synonyms:  Cyclamen repandum subsp. peloponnsiacum Grey-Wilson = Cyclamen peloponnesiacum, Kit Tan, 2001 = Cyclamen rhodium subsp. peloponnesiacum, J. Compton & Culham, 2003.
Cyclamen repandum subsp. rhodense, Grey-Wilson.

This member of the Primulaceae family was given this name by Richard Gorer in 1975. It is found on Peloponnese, Rhodes and south-western Kos, growing in a rich soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to seven centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to ten centimetres in height. The flowers are from white over light pink to dark pink.

The genera name from Greek kyklos: 'circle' referring to the rounded tubers. The species name from the island of Rhodes.