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Author: Heinrich Moritz Willkomm, 1875
Origin:  Southern France, Corsica, Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Cabrera Dragonera
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  5 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Balearic Cyclamen, St. Peter's Violet, Sowbread
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Primulaceae family was given this name by Heinrich Moritz Willkomm in 1875. It is found in southern France, on the Balearic Islands: Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Cabrera Dragonera and on Corsica, growing in a well drained soil with some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to five centimetres in height. The flowers are white.

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