Cyclamen cilicium

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Cyclamen cilicium
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Cyclamen
Subgenus: Gyrophoebe
Series: Cilicium
Binomial name
C. cilicium
Boiss. & Heldr.

Cyclamen cilicium (Cyclamen cilicicum) is a species of flowering perennial plant growing from a tuber, native to coniferous woodland at 700–2,000 m (2,300–6,600 ft) elevation in the Taurus Mountains of southern Turkey.


The species name cilicium is the adjective of Cilicia, an ancient name of a region of southeast Turkey.



Leaves are heart-shaped or oval and green, often patterned with silver. Flowers bloom in autumn (fall) and have 5 sepals and 5 upswept petals, white to rose-pink with magenta markings on the nose. They are fragrant.

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[1]


Cyclamen cilicium forma album has pure-white petals.

Cyclamen intaminatum was formerly known as Cyclamen cilicium var. intaminatum.


  1. ^ "RHS Plant Selector Cyclamen cilicium AGM / RHS Gardening". Retrieved 2012-10-11. 

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