Colchicum baytopiorum

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Colchicum baytopiorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Colchicaceae
Genus: Colchicum
Species: C. baytopiorum
Binomial name
Colchicum baytopiorum
C.D. Brickell

Colchicum baytopiorum is a plant species native to western Turkey and to the Greek Island of Rhodes (although possibly extinct there).[1][2] It has small, bright pink-purple flowers measuring 4 cm (1.5") across. It is unusual in the genus in producing small leaves in autumn while in bloom, as opposed to producing leaves in spring.[3] It has a chromosome number of 46, 54 or 108.[4]


  1. ^ Brickell, Christopher David. 1983. Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh 41(1): 49, Colchicum baytopiorum
  2. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Colchicum baytopiorum
  3. ^ Autumn Bulbs by Roy Leeds (B.T. Batsford Ltd) 2006 ISBN 0-7134-8962-6
  4. ^ Ozhatay,N (2002). "Diversity of bulbous monocots in Turkey with special reference.Chromosome numbers". Pure Appl.Chem. 74 (4): 547.