Cyclamen colchicum

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Cyclamen colchicum
Cyclamen colchicum 13-10-2009.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Cyclamen
Subgenus: Cyclamen
Series: Purpurascens
Species: C. colchicum
Binomial name
Cyclamen colchicum
Albov
Synonyms

Cyclamen purpurascens subsp. ponticum (Albov) Grey-Wilson

Cyclamen colchicum is a perennial growing from a tuber, native to densely shaded areas among rocks or tree roots in woodland on limestone at 300–800 m (980–2,620 ft) elevation in the autonomous republic of Adjara in Georgia, about 1,900 km (1,200 mi) from the range of the closely related species Cyclamen purpurascens. Unlike C. purpurascens, leaves are very thick and leathery with finely toothed edges.

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